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Ahero farmers worried about there produce going waste due to lack of market "Bei duni".

In the past three months, Mr George Oduor, a rice farmer in Kisumu, has harvested about 360 bags of the produce from his eight-acre farm.


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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Ahero George Oduor Kenya National Trading Corporation Kisumu Kisumu County

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