The event organized by the Kenya Ploughing Organization, which is part of Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) was graced by the Assistant Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Hon. Kabando wa Kabando. The event was sponsored by JKUAT, ASK and AICAD.
The objective of the event was to select the best ploughmen who will represent Nairobi province in the National ploughing competition to be held in Kitale on the 27th – 28th November 2009. The event gives young farmers and others an opportunity to see how best a seedbed can be prepared. “It is through proper seedbed preparation that better crop yields can be achieved”, said the chairman of the organization, Mr. Mulamu.
The Minister said that the government is concerned about food security and is giving incentives to farmers to boost agricultural production. He encouraged the youth, who are the majority, to venture into farming.
The Vice Chancellor JKUAT said that the university will ensure all research findings are taken out to farmers for practice to increase agricultural production and the university will continue working with farmers and ASK to disseminate agricultural research findings.
The chairman of the organization thanked the sponsors of the event and the Assistant Minister for Youth Affairs for gracing the occasion.