New bid to build fertiliser plant

A labourer offloads sacks of DAP fertilizer which arrived at the port of Mombasa from Saudi Arabia on this photo taken on January 18 2014. The 22,000 metric tonnes is part of the 100 000 metric tonnes consignment provided by the Government to farmers countrywide.

What you need to know:

  • Talks have been revived to set up a fertiliser factory after over four decades of failed attempts.
  • The Ministry of Agriculture is in talks with two Japanese firms, Toyota Tyusho and Maruben, before settling on one in what could see the factory getting under way this year with production set before 2016.
  • “What we want is an investor who will set up a plant and sell the fertiliser below what we have currently."

Talks have been revived to set up a fertiliser factory after over four decades of failed attempts.

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