Women in groups and individual farmers in Nyamira county  have intensified application of appropriate technology  to increase production of horticultural produce.

The technology is aimed at mitigating climate change effects in agriculture and at homes.

Over 1000  farmers participated in an exhibition dubbed ‘’Soko Fresh 2022’’ at Ting’a in Magombo ward under the sponsorship of International Solidarity Foundation,Muungano Forum ,Non-governmental Organization.

Several agri-based organizations and companies offered the much needed technological skills to enable the small scale women farmers who lacked land to  raise the horticultural crops.

The appropriate technology entailed growing the  horticultural crops   which  included vegetables on improvised vertical bags and shed-nets to protect the crops from strong sunlight and hailstones.

Bellah Kemunto,Muungano Forum project manager said the initiative targeted women most of who were disadvantaged in getting enough pieces of land for horticultural production due to land limitation and cultural norms.

The women who met twice in a year for the demonstrations, grew the crops to uplift their families nutrition, earn income  and contribute to the general national economy.

A county  agricultural officer, Nelson Ongeri, explained on the benefits of the technology  and its significance in view of the climate change effects.

Bosinya CBO chairlady, Grace Mabeya termed the initiative an empowerment to women who aimed  at attaining  food security and supporting their family commitments.

A member Martha Kerubo said the new method of farming had replaced the archaic one where the women and their families were impoverished.