Winners of fifth national farmers contest feted

Elgon Kenya Ltd CEO Bimal Kantaria, agriculture secretary, Anne Onyango, and Binju Kantaria, Elgon Kenya's co-managing director during the awards ceremony. Ms Onyango noted both smallholder and large scale farmers are critical to the rural economies and food security of the country. PHOTO | COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • Competitors are assessed on use of technology, environmental conservation, marketing and proper keeping of farm records.
  • The competition is a partnership between Elgon Kenya and the Ministry of Agriculture. Other sponsors include BASF East Africa, Aryster and Seeds of Gold.
  • Winners from that level are then grouped for judging at the county level then finally at the national level.
  • Bimal Kantaria, CEO Elgon Kenya, the chief sponsor of the event, announced that they have introduced the ninth category in the 2018 contest targeting big flower farmers and horticultural farms.

About 24 top farmers from different parts of the country were feted at the Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi, last Friday during the fifth National Farmers Awards Competition gala.

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