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This question was asked by: Mr. Martin Kunga

Question asked:

We are a group of smallholder farmers in South Uyoma, Naya within Rarieda constituency. We have formed a grouping to produce commercially successful & suitable vegetable varieties. We need to have our soil tested and other technical advise that can enable us exploit the potential of the available water resource

Answer:

KARI has several laboratories that can analyze soils for nutrient availability and advise on how to management fertility through addition of inputs. The main laboratory is located in Nairobi at KARI-Kabete on the Waiyaki Highway (email cdnarl@iconnect.co.ke Tel 20 444029-32). If you are not able to send your soil samples to Nairobi, you can get in touch with one of our regional laboratories in your region at KARI-Kakamega at karikakamega@yahoo.co.uk Tel: 2333959, KARI-Kisii at kisii-kari@yahoo.com Tel: 58 31800-3 or KARI-Kitale karikitale@yahoo.com Tel 3509161.