November 22nd 2017

Business / News

Troubled pyrethrum company strategizes to increase production

In a  press release sent by the company management  farmers are now advised to  expand their crop acreage by using pyrethrum seedlings available in PPCK’s established nurseries through respective field officers and also utilize inter crop transfers.

By Jackson Okataamboleokata@gmail.comTuesday, 30 May 2017 16:50 EAT

The Pyrethrum Processing Company of Kenya (PPCK) has embarked on a process of increasing pyrethrum acreage to 10,000 acres in order to meet the required amount for processing. The current factory in Nakuru requires 2000 metric tonnes of dry flowers to break.

In a  press release sent by the company management  farmers are now advised to  expand their crop acreage by using pyrethrum seedlings available in PPCK’s established nurseries through respective field officers and also utilize inter crop transfers.

The company has in the meantime committed itself to expanding crop acreage and re establishing at least 10 clones through tissue culture multiplication.Farmers are set to benefit from the seedlings as they will be distributed to them.

While reassuring farmers that arrears have since been cleared the company’s communications officer Kenneth Mihezo said that flower deliveries shall now be paid promptly upon delivery.

The writer is contributing reporter for the Kenya Free Press based in Nakuru County





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