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4K Club members participating in the planting of tomatoes in the green house

KEPHIS Kisumu Region was tasked by Corporate Social Sustainability Committee to undertake the above activity as per our PC and work plan for 2018/2019 financial year. In line with this, Lunza Primary school in Butere Sub County, Kakamega County was identified for the CCS activity. The school has an active 4K club and has been involved in production of beans and maize on small scale on its approximately 2 Acres of land with permanent source of water from their borehole.

After deliberation with the school management, a greenhouse with complete piping water system and storage main water tank was installed to the site and two hybrid tomato seedlings (Tylca F1 and Proster F1) was planted in the green house on 6th April 2019. Additionally, during the onset of rains several Maize Varieties, Beans, Soya beans, Sweet potatoes, Upland rice varieties was planted by our staff together with 4K club pupils.

The objective was to impart knowledge to school pupil with farming technologies in addition to use of certified seed, management of pests and diseases on crops and other KEPHIS services and our mandates in Protecting Kenya’s Agriculture.


Pupils attending to the tomatoes