The Kenyan government has though Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi has announced that it will buy maize from farmers at a price of Sh4,000 per bag. This is a significant increase from the previous price of Sh3,200 per bag. The government will also provide subsidies for farmers who purchase fertilizer and dryers.

Government announces plans to buy maize from farmers at Sh4,000 per bag

The CS said the government had enough money to buy the maize and urged farmers to deliver their maize to the National Cereals and Produce Board stores. Currently, maize is being sold at Sh3,000 for a 90kg bag.

The government’s decision to increase the price of maize is a welcome development for maize farmers. Maize is the staple food in Kenya, and farmers have been struggling to make a profit in recent years due to low prices. The new price will help to ensure that farmers are able to cover their costs and make a decent living.

The government is also providing subsidies for farmers who purchase fertilizer and dryers. Fertilizer is essential for growing maize, and dryers are used to prevent maize from spoiling after it has been harvested. The subsidies will help to make these essential inputs more affordable for farmers.

Maize is a major export crop, and the government’s support will help to boost production and exports. The government’s support will also help to improve food security in Kenya.

The decision to increase the price of maize and provide subsidies for fertilizer and dryers is a positive development for Kenyan farmers.

Here are some additional benefits of the government’s support for farmers:

  • The increased price of maize will help to stimulate the economy by increasing demand for goods and services.
  • The subsidies for fertilizer and dryers will help to reduce the cost of production for farmers, which will make them more competitive in the global market.
  • The government’s support for farmers will help to improve food security in Kenya by increasing the production of maize.
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