Trans Nzoia County is often considered as the store of the country due to its bountiful production of cereals over the years. While people from other Counties struggle with hunger, some places in Trans Nzoia had their surplus produce rotting away in the farms as the National Cereals Produce Board got overwhelmed due to over-production.
Despite progress in harvest methods for cereal produce, especially maize, Trans Nzoia County has no major maize miller but this is set to change as the County sets to invest 800 million shillings in a maize miller and establish a market for cereals from farmers in the process.
Plans are underway for the regional government to partner with the Industrial and Commerce Development Corporation to set up a maize milling plant that will be used to mill about 2 million bags of maize annually and also help in processing animal feeds.
There has been a drastic drop in maize production volumes in Trans Nzoia County with 2014 recording a total of 4.7 million bags down from 5.3 million bags that had been recorded the previous year.
Experts in the agricultural sector have been going around the County advising farmers to switch from the ancient application of Di-Ammonium Phosphate (DAP) to other fertilizers, such as Mavuno, to improve yields.