Ministry of Agriculture to increase land under pyrethrum production

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By Elias Ombogo

The Government is keen on reviving the pyrethrum sector which at one time generated billions of shillings annually.

While speaking in Gilgil during a farmer’s field day, Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri promised that the national government would release Ksh 45m towards assisting Nakuru County procure more pyrethrum seedling.

The Ministry of Agriculture has embarked on increasing land under pyrethrum production from the current 6,000 hectares to 8,000 in the next one year.