County Chief Officer for Agriculture, Mr. Elphas Kesio, led routine visits to horticulture farmers in Kesses and Ainabkoi Sub-Counties on Thursday.

The purpose of the visit was to interact with the farmers, as well as evaluate and monitor their progress.

One of the farmers visited in Kaptagat Ward was Mr. Tito Koiyet, who specializes in cultivating a variety of crops such as pomegranate (kukumanga), macadamia, apples, avocados, and coffee, among others.

Mr. Koiyet who has planted thousands of avocado, macadamia, and coffee plants says he plans to expand pomegranate cultivation.

Pomegranate is rich in vitamin C, not only boosts immunity but also improves blood circulation, reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes for both men and women.

Mr Kesio praised Mr. Koiyet for his dedication and expertise in his diversified farming.

“There is need for extension officers to bridge the gap between farmers and potential buyers of agricultural produce…

“…establishing connections that facilitate the smooth sale of mature crops is crucial for the successful marketing of these products,” said the Chief Officer.

Mr Kesio called on extension officers to ensure that they documents all farmers with ready crops for them to ensure that farmers receive fair prices for their produce, while also helping to boost the local economy.

The Chief Officer assured the farmers on Governor Jonathan Bii’s commitment to supporting and promoting agriculture.