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Kenyan farmers to benefit from insurance scheme

Published on October 11, 2016

Farmers in Kenya have a reason to smile after the government announced that it had introduced a crop insurance scheme to cushion them from adverse weather conditions.

President Uhuru Kenyatta made the announcement on Wednesday when he officiated the official opening of the Agricultural Society of Kenya fair at Jamhuri Grounds.  Farmers in Kenya have been suffering from severe shocks such as droughts and floods in the last few years due to unpredictable weather patterns.

The scheme is designed to assist farmers to improve their financial resilience to the challenges and adopt improved production processes to help break the poverty cycle of low investment and low returns. Read more. Source | East African Business Times