The government through the Ministry of Agriculture announced that it will avail Kshs. 3.55Billion as subsidy to cushion farmers against the current high cost of fertilizer. Agriculture Principal Secretary Francis Owino noted that the move is in accordance with the directive given by President William Ruto that the government will create interventions meant to make fertilizers affordable to farmers and boost crop productivity.
Some hours ago, deputy president Rigathi Gachagua has released the first batch of the subsidized fertilizer to the regions expecting the short rains. According to him, he gave out the amount of money Kenyans will use to purchase a 50kg of each type of fertilizer. He read the following prices which will apply countrywide in Kenyan shillings.
1. DAP- 3,500.
2. CAN- 2,875.
3. UREA- 3,500.
4. NPK- 3,275.
5. MOP- 1,775.
6. AMMONIA- 2,220. According to you Kenyans, what is your view on the new fertilizer prices? Let's meet in the comments section and talk about this.
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