County Executive Committee Member for Agriculture, Food Security, Livestock and Fisheries, Dr. Elizabeth Odhiambo has today led the distribution of over 10,000 tomato seedlings to farmers in Bondo and Rarieda as part of a trial exercise to try out the new Raja F1 variety.
This variety takes only 65 days to mature and can produce up to 10kg of fruits per plant and is resistant to fuserium and bacterial wilt. This motive is in line with Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project’s (KCSAP) component two that seeks to support development, validation and adoption of context specific climate smart agricultural technologies, innovations and management practices to target project beneficiaries.
Dr. Elizabeth was appreciative of Kenya Agricultural and Livestock organization (KALRO) for working closely with the department in seed research and hoped that this will go a long way in delivering set objectives of both entities. She further encouraged farmers to plant the seedlings and even engage in more production for commercialization purposes.