Agro-input dealer Elgon Kenya has been recognised for its efforts in boosting food security.

The firm was honoured by President Uhuru Kenyatta during last week’s Nairobi International Trade Fair for identifying and awarding outstanding farmers through the National Farmers Awards (NFA), a programme it has been supporting since its inception in 2013.

“Our objective is and has always been changing the face of agriculture by recognising food security and agribusiness champions,” said Nelson Maina, Elgon Kenya’s director of marketing and communication.

During the awards, several farmers were also awarded by the president for their exceptional achievements.

The small-scale farm gearing for commercialisation category was won by Kericho-based Sweet Farm Dairies while the small-scale farms fully commercialised award went to Kinangop-based Phina Flowers. Large-scale fully commercialised farm category was won by Barletta Holdings Ltd, which is based in Laikipia.

Others awarded were Amazon Farm in Bureti, Josnac Agrovet Company Ltd in Kisii, Mispar Agrovet based in Gilgil and Habel Ndiga Karari from Kirinyaga County, who won the physically challenged persons in agriculture category.

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