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Proposed law seeks to cushion tea and coffee farmers

Published on June 21, 2016

Tea and coffee farmers will have guaranteed minimum returns for their crop if MPs approve a Bill that seeks to amend the Crops Act 2013.

Kiharu MP Irungu Kang’ata has drafted a Bill that seeks to expand the functions of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Authority (Affa) to include prescribing the guaranteed least earnings for the two cash crops.

A minimum guarantee in the case of tea and coffee is an initial sum that is paid to producers or growers by the government, irrespective of how the crops perform at auctions. Read more. Source | Daily Nation