Farmers

Contracted Farmers 

The total number of farmers contracted as at 30th April 2012 was 61,772 with sugarcane covering a surface of 23,297.20 hectares, distributed as follows;

Region

Number of Farmers

rea under Cane (ha)

Eastern

15245

5667.38

Southern

16764

6112.01

Northern

17630

6531.25

Western

12917

4986.56

Total

61772

23297.20

 Requirements for Farmers Registration/Contracting

  • Photocopy of identity card
  • Land registration number
  • Minimum plot size of 0.2 hectares
  • Accessible plot
  • Plot to be within 40km radius from weighbridge
  • Well connected to other plots ( ≤ 50m )
  • Physical suitability  (soil texture, depth and gentle slope)
  • Ownership ( leased, family or personal )
  • Land free from stumps, rocks and murram.

Services and Inputs Provided to Farmers on Credit

  • Land preparation i.e. Ploughing, Harrowing and Furrowing
  • Surveying
  • Seed Cane
  • Fertilizer DAP and Urea
  • Pesticides
  • Cane Harvesting
  • Cane Transportation

 

Services Provided to Farmers free of charge

  • Farmers training

 

Cane varieties planted

  • CO  421
  • CO  945
  • N14
  • KEN  83 – 737
  • KEN  82  – 472
  • D 84-84

Farmers Extension Services

Farmers are trained through;

  • Field days
  • Farm demonstrations
  • Public barazas
  • Individual farm visits
  • Farmers exchange programmes

 Outreach Offices

To bring services closer, farmers are served by 27 Outreach Offices that are strategically located in the Outgrowers Sublocations as follows;

Region

S/No.

Outreach Office

Site

Sublocations it serves 

 

 

Northern

 

 

1

Miendo

Miendo Market

Miendo and  Matisi

2

Bokoli

Bokoli Market

Bokoli and Mahanga

3

Luuya

Luuya Market

Luuya and Bwake

4

Nalondo

Nalondo Market

Kisiwa, Kabuchai and Misikhu

5

Madisi

Madisi Market

Chwele  

6

Kabuchai

Kabuchai Market

Kisiwa, Kabuchai and Mukhweya

7

Kibochi

Kibochi Market

Luuya 

8

Matisi

Matisi Market

Matisi

 

 

Eastern

 

9

Misikhu 

Misikhu Market

Wabukhonyi, Kimilili Rural, Ndivisi and Makuselwa.

10

Lugulu

Lugulu Market

Mitukuyu and Mihuu

11

Lugusi 

Lugusi Market

Misimo and Lutacho

12

Kituni

Kituni Market

Kituni, Malaha

13

Ngwelo

Ngwelo Market

Khalumuli

14

Nango’to

Nangóto Market

Maraka, Matulo

15

Mukhe

Mukhe

Misikhu

16

Namawanga/Kibingei

Namawanga

Kimilili Town & Kibingei

 

 

 Southern

 

17

Mechimeru

Market

Milo and Sitikho

18

Mureku

Mechimeru Market

East Sang’alo

19

Sitikho  

Mureku Market

Sivilie, Namirama Kulumbeni, Samitsi, Matsakha, Kiliboti and Kivaywa.

20

Milo

Sitikho Sec. Sch.

Sitikho

21

Dorofu

Milo Mkt

Milo

Dorofu Mkt.

Mwikhupo

 

 Western

 

22

Bukembe

Bukembe Market

North Sang’alo, Kongoli,N/Sangálo, W/Sangálo, Namasanda & Kabula

23

Sang’alo

Sang’alo Market

West/Sang’alo, Namwacha, Namasanda and Kabula

24

Weyeta

Mayanja Market

Lwanja, Ngo’li, Nakhwana, Kibuke,Musakasa & S/Kanduyi

25

Bukananachi  

Bukananchi Mkt

Tuuti, Marakaru, S/Namwela & Mukwe

26

Nasyanda    

Nasyanda Mkt

Mungore, Muanda, West Mateka

27

Ndengelwa

Ndengelwa Mkt

Ndengelwa & Namirembe

Benefits of Nzoia Sugar Company to Farmers

  • Created employment to locals reducing rural urban migration
  • Improved road net work for easier communication
  • Improved education standards – Nzoia primary and secondary schools.
  • Through its corporate social responsibility the company has;
  • Protected  34 springs and  dug 8 shallow wells reducing water borne diseases.
  • Supported construction and renovation of heath centers improving health services.
  • Maintained access roads and build bridges for easier communication

 

 

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