Uasin Gishu governor Jackson Mandago has urged farmers to embrace crops such as macadamia, coffee, avocados, herbs and tissue culture bananas due to guaranteed markets and better returns.

β€œSome counties like Murang’a are known for macadamia but, as a region, we are keen to becoming top producers of the high value crops for export market,” said Mandago, during a field day organised by Agriculture and Food Authority and the county government.

In the past five years, the devolved unit has been promoting the crops to woo farmers away from maize and wheat.

AFA director-general Antony Muriithi said the State agency was keen to improve standards of produced for local and international markets.

Elgeyo-Markawet deputy governor Wesley Rotich and Uasin Gishu Agriculture executive Samuel Yego, encouraged farmers in the North Rift to diversify to other crops.

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