Water and Irrigation PS Prof Segor Launched the EABL sorghum expansion strategy paper

Water and Irrigation PS Prof Segor Launched the EABL sorghum expansion strategy paper at the Nairobi university towers today. Key highlights 1. Ministry to upscale promotion of sorghum to support blending for nutrition as well as reducing pressure on maize. 2 Ministry to consider adoption of EABL private sector farmers contracting model. 3 Ministry to support data collection and sharing, which was cited by stakeholders as one of the major challenges faced by private sector when promoting certain enterprises. 4 There is need for resolving the issue of extension services. EABL spend 70% of their work and budget supporting farmers on extension issues. The brewers have concluded that Kenyan farmers can’t succeed well supported extension system. 5 There is enough job for the youths in sorghum value chain. Awareness creation is needed in this regard.