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State bets on new pest proof storage bags to reduce maize wastage

Published on November 17, 2016

Grain farmers will benefit from new storage bags, which do not require the use of insecticides to prevent weevils and other pests’ invasion that have for years seen millions of bags of the produce go to wastage.

The hermetic bags can store maize, beans and wheat for two years, making them disease and pest free for a longer time. This comes as a boost to Kenya’s food security.

The new bags were launched Wednesday after years of trials to test their efficiency before being rolling out to farmers countrywide. Read more. Source | Daily Nation