Farmers in North Rift have always engaged in a war of tag with NCPB over payments. Budget allocation 2020/21 to agricultural sector -Kshs. 3 billion
Agriculture contributes 65 per cent of Africa’s employment and 75 per cent of its domestic trade
The biggest invasion of army worms usually occurs after a cool, wet spring –and farmers fear that their crops might be destroyed in the coming months.
The pests are known to be difficult to control as the current climatic conditions favours its growth and development.
High yields can be realized by proper timing when top-dressing. The time you apply fertilizer to your maize will affect how much you will harvest.
The locust swarms, which matures and lay eggs, pose thread to farmers during this planting season.
Farmers in Trans Nzoia county have found it hard to balance between social distancing, desert locusts and planting season with increasing prices of seedling and fertilizers. The government announced social distancing as key measure in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic
They lo urged sugar companies to collaborate with the government and ensure that all measures to curb the disease are in place, to avoid events that may lead to closure, which will also lead to loses.