KEBULONIK REFORMED GROUP BOUNTIFUL HARVEST
Kebulonik Reformed Women Group in Sang’alo – Kebulonik ward supported by the County Government of Nandi through the National Agricultural & Rural Growth Project (NARIGP) have recorded an impressive harvest in Irish potato farming reaping approximately 40 – 50kg bags from their 0.6 acre farm.
The group of reformed alcoholics and brewers who lived by the bottle for years attribute the bountiful harvest to the use of certified seeds and implementation of Farmers Field Schools (FFS) by the Agriculture department in the area.
Hoping to change and encourage some of their neighbours who are still indulging in alcoholism, the group of 25 members are determined to scale up their farming in the next season.
After presenting a proposal for funding, the group was successfully awarded all the necessary farm inputs for Irish potato farming which included;a water pump generator, digital weighing scale, 2 rolls of horse pipes and materials for the construction of a storage facility which is now complete.
Besides supporting small scale farmers increase production, the project also aims at transforming vulnerable farmers venture into profitable farming hence a decent income.