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NCPB compensating farmers who bought substandard fertiliser

The National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) has announced that it has begun compensating farmers who bought substandard fertiliser under the government’s fertilizer subsidy program.

This follows a directive from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MOALD) that all farmers who bought KEL fertilisers be compensated.

In a press release issued today, (24th April 2024), the government parastatal urged all affected farmers to lodge formal complaints by filling out a Claim Declaration Form that will be provided at the depot or selling center where they bought the fertiliser.

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They are also required to present their original national ID cards and evidence of purchase including exhibits (for those who have not yet used the fertiliser).

All farmers who are verified to have bought and used the fertiliser from NCPB stores will be issued an equivalent amount of top-dressing fertiliser. 

In the case of farmers who procured and have not utilised the fertiliser, they will be required to return the product to NCPB stores and be issued with an equivalent amount of planting fertiliser. 

Farmers’ documentation must match with the existing records at NCPB’s silos or depots.

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“The Board has distributed three million bags of planting and 300,000 bags of topdressing fertiliser for the 2024 long rains season to registered farmers. Farmers are continuing to receive e-voucher messages for top-dressing fertiliser and are encouraged to visit their nearest NCPB depot or selling center to purchase quality fertilisers under the Government Subsidy Programme,” read part of the statement issued by NCPB Managing Director Titus Maiyo.

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