Why Kenya’s food basket is nearly empty

A child sits on harvested maize.Data from the Ministry of Agriculture indicates that national maize stocks rose from 13.08 million bags of 90kg each in September to 14.4 million bags last month.

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In the Roman calendar, the 15th day of March is mystical. Also known as the Ides of March, the day was a festive one dedicated to Mars, the Roman god of war and also an agricultural guardian.

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