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Farming boosted in Narok County

Farmers in Narok County will now have a financial package to enable them purchase tractors and other farm machineries, thanks to a partnership struck by Toyota Tsusho East Africa Limited (TTEA) and Cooperative Bank limited.

Speaking in Narok County Friday during a public event with farmers in the county, the groups’ Chairperson Dennis Awori said they introduced the smaller Captain tractors in Narok which are suitable for small scale farmers and easily affordable.

He also promoted the high-quality blended Baraka fertilizer from Toyota Tsusho fertilizer Africa Ltd which he said will help retain the quality of the soil as well as restore those soils that have deteriorated over time by using generic fertilizers.

“As a group, we are out to become a holistic supplier to the farming community and by doing so we will transform the agriculture in Kenya,” he said.

The Managing Director of TTEA in Kenya Mr. Tatsuya Hirata said this partnership was brought about by the company’s dedication to ensure they supported farmers in the country, by providing them with the opportunity to bring about national economic development.

“Our objective was to meet with the customers face to face in the field so that we can hear their opinions and complains to better improve our operational quality and services,” he added.

He further added that the function was also meant to help the company meet and interact and thank local farmers for using their products and solve any problems they could be having with the tractors they had purchased earlier.

One of the TTEA directors Mr. Ranjit Chambra said they have been in Narok for the past five years and they had received a big market and that’s why they decided to hold the event in order to show the customers all the products they offer.

“We leave no stone untouched to ensure that every customer that uses our products is a satisfied buyer. We have a field service and a team of mechanics at our disposal to help these customers in case they need any help,” he said.

Stephen Sangriati, a farmer in Narok who has been using the Case IH tractor for more than two years thanked the company for the services they offered, while praising TTEA products for being of high quality. He encouraged more farmers to come forward and use these products in order to improve their farm production.

In March of this year, the Toyota Tsusho East Africa Limited opened its agriculture division head office in Nakuru in a move to expand its footprint in the agriculture sector.

The agriculture division headquarters deals in tractor and implements sales, servicing and spare part sales and has been targeting farmers within the Central, Rift Valley, Nyanza and Western regions, where agriculture is more pronounced.

By Mabel Keya-Shikuku  and Joseph Kariuki

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