Beer company assists Narok farmers get quality barley seeds upping yields

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East African Maltings Ltd (EAML) has unveiled new barley seeds for Mau Narok farmers which will help them improve their production and economic life in the region.

The unveiling of the seeds took place during the yesterday’s Sansora farms’ field day at Mau Narok which was organized by Cereal Growers Association.

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The seeds which are processed at the EAML barley seeds processing plant at Molo is to ensure that farmers increase their commercial production.

EAML Agri-business team will be working and partnering with the farmers within the Mau Narok area and throughout the East African region.

Farmers are pre-financed annually to the tune of Sh500 million by giving them high yielding seed, fertilizer and other farm inputs on credit, which is recovered at the end of the harvest season.

EAML plays a vital role of supplying quality brewing raw materials in the form of Malt, Barley and Sorghum to the brewing units of the Kenya Breweries Limited (EABL) group.

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In both Kenya and Uganda, EAML has started to develop sorghum as an additional brewing raw material.

The potential to grow sorghum in East Africa is high given that it thrives even in the semi-arid areas, which currently do not have significant economic activities.

Once fully implemented, it will transform economically the regions where it will be grown according to the EAML.