Meru farmers urged to embrace technology

Alex Kinyua (in cap) demonstrates to a group of farmers from Chogoria ,Tharaka Nithi County, on how best to grow the new breed of cabbage by the name Polo L, during the 2017 Meru Agriculture Society of Kenya (A.S.K) show, on June 7,2017 at Gitoro. There was however a low turn out of participants in this years show. Photo Peter Muthomi.

Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) Northern Kenya chairman Stanley Mukaria has urged farmers to embrace modern agricultural technologies.

Speaking at the official opening of the Meru ASK show, Mukaria said the 2017 theme is promoting innovation and technology in agriculture and trade.

He said farmers have plenty to learn in the agribusiness from advanced demonstration plots with all the varieties of food crops grown in the region.

He said although different activities would be showcased at the fete, agribusiness was the major focus. “We recognise that the use of technology is making agriculture more profitable.

Come and see modern trends of farming machinery being used to make farming very attractive,” he said.

 During the opening, some 62 exhibitors had already put their stands in the show ground.


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The national show is a four-day fete and will be officially launched on Friday by Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett, with the main sponsors being the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) and Meru Central dairy co-operative union.

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