A Slovakia based company is seeking to work with Makueni County farmers for large scale production of Moringa for the company’s European market.
This was disclosed by the Slovak ambassador to Kenya Frantisk Dlhopolce on Wednesday when he paid a courtesy call to governor Kivutha Kibwana at Wote, Makueni.
The choice of Makueni is informed by the growing production of Moringa where quality and volume would reliably be guaranteed for the company’s huge market, said the envoy who was accompanied by the embassy’s economic diplomat Benadik Kiss.
The two diplomats spend the day touring several Moringa farms across the county and interacting with farmers and county agriculture officials to assess the production potential.
The agriculture team will carry out a baseline survey of the county’s moringa production potential and share findings with the Slovak embassy.
The team is expected back in Makueni in two weeks for a final meeting before announcing a possible working formula.
As a show of goodwill, the visiting envoy donated computers to equip an ICT and Innovation centre at the upcoming Wote Green Public Park now in its completion stages.