Governor Orengo distributes 16 tons of sunflower seeds to 10,000 farmers

The Siaya County administration headed by Governor James Orengo recently commenced the distribution of 16.35 tons of sunflower seeds in the entire county.

These seeds will benefit at least 10,000 farmers across the county on an acreage of more than 6,000 acres.

Flagging off of the seedlings.

These effort are meant to increase our sunflower productivity from the current 2.7 tons to over 16 metric tons annually.


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The initiative aims to have edible oil processed and packaged locally in Siaya.

The by-products of sunflower will also be used to produce high quality livestock feeds, hence very important for livestock rearing in Siaya.

Sunflower seeds

The seeds we are distributing are drought resistant, and can also be intercropped with other crops such as maize & sorghum and matures within 3 months.

The initiative is aimed at making Siaya County the food basket of this country.

By our reporter

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