Despite the bumper harvest, Mr Oduor is stuck with his rice at the Ahero Irrigation Scheme stores.
He has no market for the rice. The only option would be to sell his produce to Ugandan traders at a throwaway price of Sh30 a kilo.
Mr Oduor is among hundreds of farmers in Ahero, Kisumu County, who are contemplating abandoning rice farming.
“We had a market through Kenya National Trading Corporation (KNTC). The deal was to buy the rice paddy at Sh45 per kilo, but they are no longer taking any rice from farmers,” said Mr Oduor.
Mr.odour has decried for government to intervene and help the farmers to get access to better rice prices to help farmers against market flactution in rice prices over time
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