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Farmers question use of North Rift season for issuing subsidized fertiliser

According to the Central Bank of Kenya’s July Agriculture Sector Survey farmers have raised concerns about the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) using the North Rift planting season as the benchmark for issuing subsidized planting and top-dressing fertilizer.  They argued that regions are not homogenous and there could be timing differences in planting and harvesting which …

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Mwea company turns rice waste to 3X cheaper high yield organic fertiliser

By George Munene Based in Mwea, Safi Organics turns rice husks into organic fertiliser that is two to three times cheaper than store-bought fertilisers but gives up to 30 per cent more yield. “A bag of DAP fertiliser currently retails at Sh7,000 and is predicted to rise even higher by the end of the month, …

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