Busia First Lady Judy Ojaamong has cautioned farmers against trading on farm inputs donated by the County Government but to use them for intended purpose.Speaking while distributing farm inputs to over 300 farmers of Bunyala N orth Ward at Mudembi on Thursday, Judy said selling or consuming free seeds will lead to hunger.
” We want to empower women by availing free farm inputs so that they can produce more food. This will end hunger in the County,” she said.Mrs. Ojaamong distributed 108 packets of drought resistant maize seeds, 36 packets of sorghum, 108 packets of green grams and 230 packets of cow peas.Chief Officer for Agriculture Richard Achiambo said the County Government will roll out the distribution of free farm inputs soon where over 10,000 farmers are set to benefit across the County.He said farmers in Bunyala North and South have already benefited from the County Government’s gesture of supplying free inputs ahead of the planting season.Earlier, Bunyala North Ward extension officer George Ogare warned farmers against use of excess pesticides which may result in destruction of crops.Speaking during a training session for farmers on modern farming methods, Ogare said most farmers till their land once which results in low yields owing exhaustion of soil.He appealed to the County Government to increase the number of tractors to at least 35 enable each ward receive one. A farmer Angeline Geri thanked the County Government for the free farm inputs, adding that the lessons learnt will enable her increase food production this season.
– Bunyala North farmers taken through modern farming methods at Mudembi on Thursday.