Women top Farmers Awards 2017

Elgon Kenya Managing Director Bimal Kantaria receives a trophy in recognition of his support for the National Farmer's Awards in 2014.

Nairobi, October 2, 2017. Women have dominated the top positions in the fifth edition of the National Farmers Awards. The list of the farming champions who will be honoured by
President Uhuru Kenyatta at this year’s Agriculture Society of Kenya Nairobi
International Trade Fair that kicked off this morning has been released by
the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.

Also to be honoured is Elgon Kenya Managing Director, Bimal Kantaria, in
the Awards Sponsor category. Elgon pioneered the scheme in 2012 to reward
outstanding farmers who are running their enterprises commercially in eight
broad categories. Hundreds of thousands of farmers across the 47 counties
have every year participated in the competition that is adjudged by the
Ministry of Agriculture.

Five years later, about 100 farming champions have collected trophies,
certificates and other rewards many reporting their farms have not been the
same since the crowning. A number have graduated into model farms where
farmers regularly go for training.

Selected winners – mostly on the special categories of Youth, Women and
Persons with Disability are rewarded by the President and join the other
winners at a gala dinner in Nairobi. The number one in each category this
year are:-

1. Small Scale farm gearing to commercialization
Name of the Farmer County
Lucypark Farm c/o,Lucy MuthoniKuria – Kiambu

2. Small scale farm fully commercialized
Peris Wangui Gitau – Nakuru

3. Large scale farm fully commercialized
Fresh Gold (K) Limited – Laikipia

4. Women in Agriculture
Gladys Wangechi Migwi – Nyeri

5. Youth in Agriculture
Nicholas Njogu – Muranga

6. Large Scale Agro-input dealers (more than Ksh.5m)
Josema Distributors Kenya (K) Limited c/o,Mochama Oluoch – Kisii

7. Small Scale agro-input dealers (less than Ksh.5m)
Tiva Agrovet c/o,Beatrice Okello – Kisumu

8. Disability in Agriculture
Anwa Farm c/o,Antony Kingori – Nyeri

9.Sponsor of the Award scheme
Mr. Bimal Kantaria – Managing Director, Elgon Kenya Ltd – Nairobi