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Farmers urged to adopt new farming methods

20 August 2012, 10:32 Steve Wambugu

Farmers in Nakuru North District have been challenged to adopt new farming techniques in order to boost production.

Speaking in Lanet -Umoja during a farmers field day on Saturday, the District livestock production officer Jennifer Betty said that most farmers in the area were experiencing low yields due to poor farming methods in both crop and dairy sector .

She said that adoption of artificial insemination methods had led to increased yields in other areas thus farmers  in the district should adopt the same in order to maximize profits.

Betty said that through planting of crops resulting from research, most districts in the country had increased their agricultural production  since bred and propagated crops stand a chance of resisting  certain diseases.

Veterinarian Paul Kamau called on farmers in the area to enlist the help of agricultural extension officers in order to gain basic knowledge of the type of crops or livestock that can perform better in their areas .

He said that with the formation of co-operative societies, farmers stand a better position of accessing good market for their farm produce as well as having a bargaining power for farm inputs .

The field day attended by close to 300 farmers from Dundori division was sponsored by OSHO chemical industries and the Kenya Women Finance.

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