- It is brown in colour
- Dual purpose variety with good beverage quality
- Performs well in the cool semi arid highlands of Nakuru, Baringo, Laikipia, Naivasha, Narok, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Kuria, Kericho, Trans Mara, and Taita Taveta. Good for silage making.
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Kenya Seed Donates Sanitary towels to vulnerable needy Children in Trans-Nzoia
Kenya Seed Company Ltd plans to strengthen its support to Giving Hope to the Hopeless Organisation through donation of Sanitary towels for the young girls under their outreach programme. The donation, under the Company’s CSR program, will be handed over to the organisation on 21st July 2021.
Giving Hope to the Hopeless Organisation is a vulnerable orphaned child centered in Trans- Nzoia that is commited to providing basic requirements such as education, food, clothes, and sanitary pads for girls among others. The activities of the organisation through their outreach program aims at uplifting the lives of needy children in Wehoya area, sirende ward. The Organisation has orphans, widows and widowers who are beneficiares and come to the centre for help.
The organisation founders sought support from Kenya Seed Company. Their request was granted after realising the impact this would have on the community. This is after the company noticed the rising number of teanage pregnancy and school dropouts due to lack of sanitary pads. The donation is under the company’s CSR pillars on Education & Health
“Kenya Seed seeks to invest in community through uplifting lives within our business area. This is through products knowledge and also extension of support in improving the community livelyhood”, said Mr Fred Oloibe, Ag. Managing Director, Kenya Seed.
Kenya Seed seeks to invest in the community through investment in Corporate Social Responsibility adding value to the farming business. In the interest of community building, the company works with, supports, provides for and strengthens communities in our business region. The company makes an investment of 1% annual company profit before tax towards CSR. Under CSR activities the focus is on Education, Sports, Health and Environment.For more information, please contact: Jane Gitau- Senior Corporate Communications Officer Telephone: 0791315075
Agriculture, a key part of the Big Four Agenda, has been at the fore front of uniting stakeholders in both the National and County Governments.
This week, the various stakeholders in the sector will converge in Mt Kenya region to conduct farmer training and clinics and assess progress from previous work done in the region.
It is one of the areas where KSC seeks to expand its market reach and visibility acknowledging most of the population in the area practice agriculture as the main source of income.
Previously, KSC has had various successful projects in the region such as the Muthara Water Project in Tigania East, Meru County to enable farmers in the region have adequate water supply for consumption and farming.
Gains have been achieved through the establishment of Depots in Karatina & Meru Towns respectively enabling efficiency in supply of our products.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives in partnership with allied agriculture stakeholders facilitated through Kenya Dairy Board and Kenya Seed will hold a three day event in the region starting from 18th – 21st June 2021 to sensitize farmers on appropriate agro economic practices & modern ways of farming using certified quality seeds.
“We as Kenya Seed Company remain committed in research and seed development for various ecological zones in the country to foster and improve food security which is key in promotion of the sustainable development goal number one of achieving zero hunger across the globe” said Mr. Fred Oloibe, the Ag. Managing Director
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