Elgon Kenya partners with Dudutech IPM Solutions in pest control drive
17-10-2017 07:31:03 | by: Bob Koigi | hits: 4486 | Tags:

Regional agro input powerhouse Elgon Kenya has partnered with respected IPM category products producer Dudutech in a deal that is set to make Elgon Kenya the distributor of Dudutech’s globally recognized products, an arrangement billed as a game changer in the country’s horticulture industry.

The partnership is part of Elgon Kenya’s business model that is anchored on collaboration with likeminded players with a view to availing to its customers respected and trusted brands that transform their farms and lives.

Under the partnership, Elgon Kenya will be distributed products from Dudutech which have been highly acclaimed world over for their prowess in tackling some of the most notorious pests and diseases while enriching the soil and ultimately boosting yields. The products are environmental friendly and have no harm to beneficial organisms.

“This is a landmark partnership and we are proud to be collaborating with Dudutech on this initiative. It ties with our mantra of finding innovative solutions for our farmers and walking with them in their food production process. The products have been tried and tested world over returning impressive results,” said Vikash Jain Head of crop nutrition at Elgon Kenya.

Elgon Kenya enjoys a countrywide network of stockists and agrovets making it easier to get the products to farmers across the country. Elgon Kenya also prides itself in having a team of agronomists spread across the country’s major food producing zones to assist farmers with any information.

“We have positioned ourselves as a company to provide products that tackle farmers’ greatest threats while protecting our environment. We are proud to partner with Elgon Kenya who shares in our philosophy and are looking forward to transforming the agricultural sector with this partnership,” said Barnaba Rotich from Dudutech.

Notable products from Dudutech to be distributed by Elgon Kenya include Beauvitechtm WP known for its potency against whiteflies, thrips and aphids, and hypotech that tackles leafminer and shore flies.

The partnership comes even as more farmers move to biological pests and disease control methods to supplement traditional arsenals as prices of pesticides escalate beyond farmers' reach and with new pest and disease threats emerging as a result of change in climate.

“Everyday farmers are staring at new and emerging threats as changes in weather hits home. We need to be on top of our game if we are to ensure that farmers are able to meet the growing demand for food in the face of the new threats while also protecting the environment in which they grow this food. These products address such concerns,” Vikash added.

 With years of proven track record of innovative integrated pest management solutions, Dudutech has been stepping up its resolve to ensure that farmers easily tackle crop production threats through modern bio control production facility and a highly trained team.

“This partnership will go a great mile in ensuring that the main focus of our farmers; food production isn’t interrupted at any one particular point due to pests and diseases that are everyday becoming a painful reality. That is our ultimate goal,” said Mr. Rotich.