New tough bill criminalises use of animal manure

Workers spreading manure in a coffee farm. It will be illegal to plant crops using animal manure if a new bill becomes law. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The proposed law seeks to tighten regulations governing food production, processing, marketing, imports and exports.
  • The rules prohibit farmers from growing crops next to sites whose land use could result in contamination of soil, air and water.
  • Any person obstructing a food-crops inspector from accessing farms will be liable for a jail term of up to three years.

It will be illegal to plant crops using animal manure if a new bill becomes law.

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