CS Linturi Says Subsidized Fertilizer to Cost Ksh. 2,500.
As part of its commitment to agricultural development, the Kenyan Government, under the auspices of Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi, has announced a substantial reduction in fertilizer costs that is sure to benefit Kenyan farmers, increasing productivity and food security within the country.
Kenyan farmers, under the umbrella of the Kenya National Farmers’ Federation (KENAFF), have welcomed this move with open arms as they have long struggled with the high costs of farm inputs.
A 50kg bag of fertilizer will now retail for Ksh 2,500 instead of the previous price point of Ksh 3,500, thus easing their financial burden and creating an ideal environment for increased agricultural production.
Speaking at Ndoo Secondary School in Makueni County, where he launched the distribution of subsidized fertilizer, CS Linturi urged farmers to take advantage of the low-cost fertilizer to increase food production.
The CS also said over 3 million bags of fertilizer have been distributed across the country to date.
Price reductions are part of an ambitious government initiative designed to promote sustainable agriculture in Kenya.
KENAFF, however, notes that while this development is certainly positive, much work remains. The federation urges the government to continue creating an environment that supports and incentivizes agricultural production, emphasizing its significance for the country’s economic development and food security.