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The County That Is Regarded As Kenya's Bread Basket (Photos)

Nandi County.

Nandi County is located in the former Rift Valley province. It boarders Uasin Gishu County to the north, and east, Kericho County to the southeast, Kisumu County to the south, Kakamega County to the west and Vihiga County to the southwest.

The current governor of Nandi County is Hon. Stephen Sang Kipyego. Nandi County has six constituencies namely Mosop, Emgwen, Chesumei, Nandi Hills, Aldai and Tinderet. It has a total area of approximately 2,884.4 square kilometres.

This county is one of the rich agricultural counties in Kenya. It has fertile red volcanic soils which favours cultivation of different types of crops. Both cash and food crops are grown in this county.

Wheat, maize and tea are the main crops grown in Nandi County. They are grown in large scale units. Maize in most cases is grown under greenhouses. This ensures constant supply of maize in the market even during dry conditions. Wheat is also produced in large quantities which is taken to factories located in Kapsabet town and Eldoret town for processing to make various wheat products like bread, doughnuts among others.

Nandi County is estimated to produce about 30 million tonnes of wheat and maize per year. This has immensely contributed to Kenya's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Large scale agricultural activities in Nandi County has been estimated to contribute to over 75 percent rural employment opportunities.

Nandi County remains one of the key food suppliers in Kenya and thus it is regarded as the Kenya's bread basket.

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Kisumu County Mosop Nandi County Stephen Sang Kipyego Uasin Gishu County

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