Farmers in Kitui have benefited from a donation of 20 tonnes of certified ndengu (green grams) seeds to help them increase overall yield thereby boosting the county's food security.
The seeds worth Sh4 million were donated by Absa bank in conjunction with World Vision Kenya.
Speaking during handover of the seed consignment to the county government at the Governor Charity Ngilu's office, Absa Bank Marketing Director Caroline Ndungu projected a yield of 6,000 tonnes in the forthcoming rainy season.A consignment of the certified seeds donation.(photo/courtesy)
Governor Ngilu said the donation would go a long way in ensuring food security for the residents especially in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
"My administration has been committed to end age-old food shortage and dependence on relief food in Kitui and this donation is a huge step towards making our county food secure," said Ngilu.
Syombua Mutia, a beneficiary from Kanyangi Ward in Kitui Rural said ndengu crop is ideal for short and erratic rains which characterize most parts of the semi-arid county.
"Ndengu is drought-resistant and does well in Kitui unlike maize and other crops. We will be able to realize enough produce for both domestic and commercial use," she added.
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