French beans farming re-introduced in Vihiga county
French beans farming is set to be reintroduced in Vihiga County following a partnership between the county government and Meru Greens Horticulture Limited.
Farmers abandoned cultivation of the crop in the early 1990s due to poor returns and lack of ready market. The firm will market the produce for 1,000 contracted farmers.
Horticulture Crops Development Authority western manager Florence Khaemba said the initiative is meant to revive the venture in the county, with the project targeting the export market.
“Currently, farmers have prepared their land awaiting the rainy season to start planting. The programme will run for a year,” she said.
Meru Greens will provide farmers with seeds, fertiliser and chemicals. “Farmers will receive about 600g of Goal seed variety, 3kg of fertiliser for top dressing and chemicals. The whole cost sums up to Sh2,300 for each farmer,” she said.
Farmers with at least an eighth of an acre are targeted with the company seeking to grow the crop on 30 acres in total.
“After 55 days, the beans should be ready for harvest because of the favourable temperatures,” she said. We target the first grade harvest, which will be done three times weekly,” she said.
CREDIT— Elizabeth Ojina
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