Tea farmers in Nyeri County are set to benefit from Sh1m seedlings project by the county government targeting more than 35,000 small scale tea farmers, meant to spur tea production.

Already the County Governor Mutahi Kahiga launched the distribution of 50,000 tea clones to be given to farmers in all the five factories affiliated to the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) where each factory is expected to receive 10,000 seedlings.

Governor Kahiga says, “The seedling we are distributing now will ensure farmers have increased their production by at least one kilo which is above the old clone from which they could not get a kilo-and-a-half from a bush.”

The clone, TRFK 300, sourced from Kuresoi, is said to be tolerant to drought and pests and has higher yields compared to the conventional clones that farmers are currently relying on.

 

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