Declining food production blamed on ignorant farmers

Ignorant farmers are to blame for an ongoing decline in Kenya’s food production. New research has found that up to 31%of farmers have been recycling seeds for over a decade. According to Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO), this has resulted to a drop in food production.

KALRO Director general Eliud Kireger said the recycled seeds yield less than the newer hybrid seeds which the organisation has produced. He said farmers should test different seed varieties then select the plant types and grain qualities that best suit their needs.