Why North Rift maize farmers are shunning cereals board

Drying maize

Workers dry maize by the roadside in Elburgon on October 18, 2021.

Photo credit: John Njoroge | Nation Media Group 

What you need to know:

  • Farmers lament that the NCBP takes too long to pay besides offering low prices.
  • They’re angered by board’s proposed Sh1,305 per 50kg bag for this season harvest.

Farmers in the North Rift have shunned the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB), citing low prices, complicating the agency’s target of buying three million bags of maize to restock the depleted emergency reserves.

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