Ensure poor farmers get cheaper fertiliser
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Nairobi, Feb. 2 -- As the State prepares to roll out the supply of subsidised fertiliser, it's critical that the commodity reaches small-scale farmers across the country.
Previously, the subsidised fertiliser scheme has been abused, with wealthy large-scale farmers and traders being the beneficiaries.
It is our hope that the Agriculture Ministry will supply the commodity to the deserving cases: poor farmers.
The commodity must also reach farmers across the breadth of Kenya given its importance in boosting food security, easing inflation and improving farmers' earnings.
Farming accounts for a quarter of Kenya's annual economic output, but the high cost of fertilisers means farmers rely on subsidies or avoid using them, which hurts outp...
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