Farmers and residents have been challenged to take advantage of the southern Kenya Branch Show- Kisii agricultural show which is set to start on 12th July to 15th July 2018 to learn new farming technologies.
Speaking to the Daily Clock on Monday at his office, the agricultural society chairman Kisii branch Julius Bosire said that preparations are underway to make sure that the exhibitors are equipped and given the opportunity to showcase their work to hundreds of locals and national guests who will turn up for the event.
Bosire added that the farmers should take advantage to learn more new farming technologies during the show so that they can implement in their farms.
“I would like to advise farmers to take advantage during this show in learning more farming technologies, let them ask questions to the exhibitors on how they have managed to produce various products,” He said.
“For instance when a farmer comes across a big banana , he should ask the exhibitor how he has managed to come up with that banana so that he can also produce it in his farm ” said Mr. Bosire
The chairman also added that the show will have 50 exhibitors 25 already being on the ground preparing .
“We have 50 exhibitors who are going to showcase their work. Already 25 are on the ground , this year we have also new exhibitors from youths enterprise fund,women enterprise fund ,police Sacco among others,”added Bosire
At the same time he said that the security agents has set measures of ensuring there is enough security during the show.
“We have held a meeting with security agents and they have assured us of enough security. Mwanachi should not fear,”he said
About gate charges he said adult will pay 200, and 150 children while special parties will pay 150 and 100 consecutively.
He dismissed rumors going round that the show has moved to itierio sports ground.
“We want to let all residents to know that the show will be held at Gusii show ground as we can use Erera golf ground for our arena since our stadium is under construction,” He said.
He thanked the Kisii county Government under the leadership of governor James Ongwae for assisting them to Murrum some roads within the show ground..
The Kisii county agricultural show takes place every year in the month of July where most of the residents are given an opportunity to have technical knowledge on the farmers who would like to improve their farming activities among other activities such as entertainment and several educational programmes
The theme of the show is, “Promoting Innovation and Technology in Agriculture and Trade”.