Macadamia is the crop of the future, Bungoma farmer says

Gervase Wakoli from Bwake village in Bungoma County inspects one of his macadamia trees. The farmers says that he is eyeing opportunities to benefit maximally from macadamia farming. PHOTO | RACHEL KIBUI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • He is eyeing a macadamia processing market in Bungoma town.
  • Wakoli has intercropped the macadamia trees with sweet potato vines to keep off weeds.
  • To him, macadamia is the crop which may create a positive economic revolution in the future.

A drive through Bwake Ward in Bungoma County reveals farms which are characterised by a dry maize crop while some have young lush green sugarcane.

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