On Monday, His Excellency the Head of State President William Ruto chaired his second meeting with former President Uhuru Kenyatta's cabinet since his swearing in.
He has since shared details of the top meeting that was held in State House Nairobi with the outgoing cabinet Secretaries present during the meeting.
According to him, the cabinet approved the cultivation and importation of new maize varieties with an aim of dealing with the drought that is being experienced in the country in the recent past.
"At @StateHouseKenya, Nairobi, chaired the Cabinet where, among other issues, approved the cultivation and importation of new maize varieties and lifted the embargo on the commercialisation of Bacillus Thuringiensis (BT) Cotton."William Ruto.
He has since noted that the government is adopting emerging and new alternatives to farming that will ensure early maturity and more production of food to cushion millions of Kenyans from perennial famine.
The move by the Cabinet means that the highest decision making body had lifted the ban on growing and importation of genetically modified food and animal feeds in Kenya, including white (GMO) maize.
During his visit to Homa Bay on Sunday, President Ruto committed to revolutionising agriculture in Luo Nyanza county, acknowledging its reliance on agriculture.
He highlighted cotton farming in Nyanza as a key area that his government will focus on for better returns for farmers in the area.
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