Mwingi farm­ers should plant as it is rain­ing, says MP

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Eastern -

Farm­ers should plant with­out fear as the rains have be­gun, Mwingi West MP Be­nard Ki­tungi has said. Farm­ers had feared in­ad­e­quate rain­fall that could lead to a poor har­vest and big losses. “The rains have started in Novem­ber and it’s a bit late, but we hope we will get some­thing bet­ter. Now that it is rain­ing, ev­ery farmer should plant and those who claim there are no rains and sit at home should think twice as they see their friends go­ing to their sham­bas. It’s bet­ter to try,” Ki­tungi said. He urged farm­ers to rely on ex­ten­sion of­fi­cers to get the suit­able seeds for this sea­son. Drought-re­sis­tant foods such as sorghum, green grams and cow­peas are al­ways the best, he said. “Our farms are very fer­tile and farm­ers are very hard­work­ing too that’s why we har­vest a lot when rains are enough,” Ki­tungi added.

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