Maize shortage will be contained in 1 month, CS says

Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries CS Willy Bett (left) and the American ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec at the launch of the 1st National Youth in Agribusiness Conference at KCB Leadership Centre in Karen, Nairobi on July 18, 2017. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Mr Bett, who spoke at the 1st National Youth in Agribusiness Conference in Karen, Nairobi, said the expected surplus of maize follows importation from the East African Community and the Common Market for Eastern and Central Africa region as well as expected local production.

  • He said farmers from the South Rift and western Kenya have started harvesting while other regions will do so in a month’s time.

Acute maize shortage will be contained within the next one month, Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett has said.

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