Enforce rules to help sugarcane farmers prosper

Sugarcane trucks

Trucks transport sugarcane to Kibos Sugar and Allied Company in Kisumu County in this picture taken on March 29, 2020.

Photo credit: Tonny Omondi | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Farmers are usually vulnerable as the millers take advantage of their weak position to dictate prices during a glut.
  • They are bound to take advantage of the much over-mature cane in the farms to purchase the cane at throwaway prices.

At last, the Ministry of Agriculture has addressed the plight of sugarcane farmers regarding low cane prices by increasing an eight percent increase to Sh4,040 per tonne.

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