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Tea, sugarcane growers set to get fertiliser

Published on May 06, 2016

Sugarcane and tea farmers in Kenya are set to start benefiting from the government’s fertiliser subsidy programme to lower cost of production.

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary, Willy Bett said 

We have decided that we will also cover for these two major crops to assist all farmers to lower production and improve food security.The budget process is ongoing, I will not give exact figure of the amount budgeted for.

The government imported 130,000 metric tonnes of fertiliser this year, a figure that is expected to go up with inclusion of the two major cash crops. Read more. Source | Daily Nation