Munya stops fertiliser subsidy programme to tame cartels

Agriculture CS Peter Munya who has said that his ministry has suspended the subsidised fertiliser programme and dissolved the Strategic Food Reserve. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Under the subsidy programme, fertiliser for planting was going for Sh1,800.
  • It is now retailing at Sh3,200 which has pushed production costs higher, thus hurting small-scale farmers.
  • Mr Munya revealed plans to revive the pyrethrum and cotton sub-sectors.

The Agriculture ministry has suspended the subsidised fertiliser programme and dissolved the Strategic Food Reserve (SFR) in restructuring measures aimed at revamping the sector.

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