Award Categories

Award Categories

In 2012, Elgon Kenya Limited partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture to scale up the Presidential Farmers’ Competitions Award Scheme into the National Farmers Awards, a bigger more inclusive event to celebrate the country’s unsung soil heroes who toil to feed the nation and grow the economy.

As a leading supplier of agriculture inputs and services for more than a century, the awards are Elgon Kenya’s best way of giving farmers a pat on the back for a job well done.

The Ministry of Agriculture welcomed the proposal to partner in this endeavour; considered the best award for food security worriers.

The Ministry provided the participation guidelines and judgment criteria. The County Governments coordinate participation from sub-county levels, select best farms and forward the names to the National Government which picks the overall winners. The Ministry officers visit the farms for verification and judging the best from which three winners per category are picked in a rigorous exercise. Among key considerations is record keeping, commitment to environmental protection, climate change mitigation measures and working environment improvement among others.

The National Champions are awarded with trophies and certificates by The President at the annual Nairobi Agricultural Show and all winners feted at an annual gala.


  • Small scale farm gearing to commercialization (Less than Ksh 10m)
  • Small scale farms fully commercialized ( more than ksh 10m)
  • Large scale floriculture, Fully commercialized (Floriculture farms more than 30Ha )
  • Large scale floriculture, Fully commercialized (Floriculture farms less than 30Ha )
  • Large scale floriculture, Fully commercialized (Special Category Recommendation (Breeders/Propagators) )
  • Micro, small and medium enterprises in Agriculture
  • Small scale agro-input dealers ( less than kshs 5m)
  • Large scale agro-input dealers ( more than Ksh 5m)
  • Women in Agriculture
  • Physically challenged persons in Agriculture
  • Youth in Agriculture
  • 4K - Club
National Farmers Award Application form