As Kenyans grapple with the high cost of sugar with a 2kg pack costing around…
Nairobi, Kenya – The government has increased the fertiliser subsidy funding to support farmers in…
President William Ruto announced a reduction in fertiliser prices from KSh 6,000 to KSh 3,500 during his inauguration on September 13, 2022.
Ruto said the primary focus of the Kenya Kwanza administration would be to empower farmers to improve their farm produce.
Statistics show that farmers that have embraced chiselling compared to those who use disc plough have been able to shun the losses that arise due to land preparation.
Although Butali sugar has done some expansion on its mills but is yet to do much on the process house and hence it cannot crush more than what the processor house can handle the syrup.
Data from the National Farmers Information Service (NFIS) shows that 80% of the country consists of arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) which have high potential in the production of honey, with apicultural activity being a major occupation in these areas.
The cereal is also considered by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as one of those food secure crops in East Africa.
Other causes of the finger millet blast disease can be linked to poor crop husbandry, infestation by striga and lack of proper farm planning.
Honey is a medicinal product used as sweetener for patients with Diabetis since it facilitates blood sugar level maintenance.
CS Peter Munya also announced that the ministry has started to lease 5 government-owned Sugar mills to private investors in order to revive the industry.
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