37 Crops You Can Plant In Musikoma, Kanduyi, Bungoma County

By Juma / Published April 28, 2023 | 8:46 am




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Maize is a common crop in Musikoma, Kanduyi. It is planted on a small scale for food. In fact, at the moment, maize has become so scarce in Bungoma (including Musikoma) that a 2-kilogram packet is going for 200 shillings, the highest price in history.


Maize

Musikoma is in Bungoma County, Kanduyi Sub-County, on your way to Mumias. Musikoma is not that developed and the majority of the residents live in poor conditions. At the same time, the majority are small-scale farmers who plant various crops for food.

Some farmers, who have at least an acre of land and more take part in sugarcane farming. Initially, they would take their sugarcane to Nzoia Sugar Company but years of not being paid discourages most of them. A few who still plant sugarcane supply it to Butali Sugar and Kabras Sugar.

Maize is a common crop in Musikoma, Kanduyi. It is planted on a small scale for food. In fact, at the moment, maize has become so scarce in Bungoma (including Musikoma) that a 2-kilogram packet is going for 200 shillings, the highest price in history.

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Here are some of the top cereals doing well in this region:

  1. Maize
  2. Foxtail Millet
  3. Upland Rice
  4. Millet
  5. Wheat

During our visit, there was no single farmer who was taking part in Upland Rice. Mostly for lack of knowledge on how to plant and make money out of it. Perhaps the County Government of Bungoma can take up the matter and enlighten the farmers.

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Horticulture does so well in this place and some of the crops that most farmers do are:

  1. Bananas
  2. Cabbages
  3. French Beans
  4. Mushrooms
  5. Passion Fruits
  6. Pumpkins
  7. Watermelon

Indigenous vegetables are also doing well in this area. They include; Jude Mallow, Nightshade, Slender Leaf/mitoo, and Terere. Some farmers take part in Coffee farming but lack of markets has discouraged most of them.

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The magic crops, however, that have a ready market in this area are; Arowroots, Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, and Yam. Most flowers do well in this area too.




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