President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday emerged the winner of a bull worth ksh 1.1 million during Bull Auction Competition organized by Kenya Seed Company at the ongoing Nairobi International Trade Fair.
Uhuru won after he quoted the highest price which was ksh.1.1 million in the competition.
Nairobi governor Dr Evans Kidero also emerged the winner of another bull worth ksh.950,000 which was also the highest quoted price.
The competition is among several activities organized by Kenya Seeds Company at the annual Trade Fair.
The company ‘s core mandate is to research, develop, market and avail certified top quality, high yielding agricultural seeds of various varieties in Kenya and the entire Eastern African region.
The company is show casing diversified agricultural products including maize, wheat, sunflower, finger millet, horticultural seeds and legumes at the trade fair.
Meanwhile, President Uhuru Kenyatta who graced the official opening of the show pledged the government’s commitment to implement agricultural policies including increasing Fertiliser and Seed Development Fund from ksh 3 billion to 15 billion in order to ensure farmers get quality seeds.
‘We have ensured that there are enough subsidised seeds to match this planting season’s requirements,” The President said.
He urged farmers to work with extension service officers in their counties to fight maize diseases.
On the much predicted El-nino rains, the President urged farmers in arid and semi arid areas to take advantage of the rains and plant crops in order to increase food production in the country .