Agriculture remains the backbone of Kenya's economic and industrial development particularly in food production, income generation and provision of raw materials for manufacturing. "The government remains committed to achieving sustainable agricultural growth and transformation agriculture as one of the pillars of our economic recovery plan." Said the Deputy President Righati Gachagua.
He stated that the government is aware about the high cost of food, especially maize flour, whose production has nosedived following erratic rainfalls, high cost of inputs such as fertilizer and others factors.
According to the report, a 50kig bag of DAP fertilizer will retail at Shs 3500, CAN at Shs 2875, UREA at Shs 3500, NPK at Shs 3275, MOP at Shs 1775 and Sulphate of Ammonia at Shs 2220 .
Farmers have been urged in the regions receiving short rains to reach out to local depots and sub county depots of National Cereals and produce Board to access the fertilizer.Therefore the deputy president explained that the intervention brings to life the promise made by Kenya Kwanza to farmers, as part of country's economic recovery.
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