Nakuru County’s Pyrethrum Revival Gains Momentum Through Collaborative Forums

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The revitalization of pyrethrum farming is a key priority for H.E. Governor Susan Kihika, and the County Department of Agriculture is actively collaborating with stakeholders to support the entire value chain. Recently, they participated in the Inter-County Pyrethrum Value Chain Forum, convened by the National Council of Churches in Kenya (NCCK), Kentegra, and DCA for the Daisy Pyrethrum Project.

The forum aimed to strengthen stakeholder engagement in the Pyrethrum Sub-Sector and provide a platform for discussing common actions to improve the sector at the county level. Agriculture Executive Leonard Bor highlighted the County Government of Nakuru’s efforts in distributing pyrethrum seedlings to over 5,000 farmers across the eight pyrethrum-growing Subcounties since 2018.

In the last financial year, the administration distributed 6.4 million seedlings to 1,392 farmers, covering 316 acres. Bor assured that more funds have been allocated to support the sector’s growth. The forum brought together stakeholders from Nakuru, Nyandarua, and Elgeyo Marakwet Counties, where the Daisy Pyrethrum Project is being implemented.

Following the forum, Agriculture Chief Officer Newton Mwaura joined the Agriculture Executive Leonard Bor in paying a courtesy call to the CEO of Pyrethrum Processing Company of Kenya (PPCK), Madam Matilda Sakwa. During the meeting, they discussed potential areas of collaboration to enhance the pyrethrum value chain. This collaborative effort reflects the county’s commitment to the sustainable development of the pyrethrum sector.

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