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State clears Sh2.9b reform package to revive ailing textile industry

Published on August 11, 2016

The Government has put in place elaborate measures to inject life into the ailing cotton industry.
It will also experiment with new hybrid cotton seeds that promise to cut production costs and offer investors better margins.

According to Industry and Enterprise Development Principal Secretary Julius Korir, the Government has launched a pilot programme which will see hybrid cotton seeds from Israel tried on 500 acres of land in Bura, Tana River County.

The Government plans to scale it up to other cotton-growing areas once it becomes successful. The first planting will be done in September. Read more. Source | Standard Digital