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LoomingFood Crisis As Section Of Uasin-Gishu Farmers Abandon Cereal Farming To Focus On Horticulture

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Uasin-Gishu county has been known as basket food of kenya as it produces cereals that feed the entire county.

Despite producing more food in huge quantities especially maize and wheats the country might be forced to look for alternative of food surplus as majority of the farmers in Uasin-Gishu embraces diversifications.

Small scale farmers are shifting from Cereal farming in Uasin-Gishu county to focus on horticultural farming.

The farmers have claimed that high costs of production in cereals has forced them to embrace diversifications.

However the county government of Uasin-Gishu has been urging farmers to focus short maturity crops and consider diversification.

In a move to win hearts of many farmers the county government through the department agriculture has been sensitizing farmers and giving free seedlings of ovacado,macadamia and coffee.

Several farmers who have heeded initially are optimistic as the crops begins to pick.

Due to drought challenges many have been facing challenges as their newly planted crops are affected by prolonged drought.

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