Just a week after the making of the promise and farmers are begging to see its fulfilment , in Kisii, one of the areas that the president has ordered to get the subsidized fertilizer, the first shipment has been received in the national cereals board deport. Farmers in the western, eastern and central parts of Kenya, who are preparing their farms for planting during this period of short rains are also eagerly waiting for the fertilizer.
in a statement by the acting cabinet secretary of agriculture, the ministry is acting by the presidential directive and has received 3.55 billion that will reduce the price of 71 metric tones of fertiliser that will cultivate aproximately 1.4 million acres of land.
The subsidy which was approved on Monday this week, will see the critical farm input price reduced to more than half of the initial price. A 50kg of bag dap will cost 3500, and urea will coast 3500 while mop at 1775 and sulphate of ammoniate 2220 and with this some farmers still say they haven’t gotten there hands on this commodity.
By Faith Njerwe