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President Ruto visits Koilel farm in Uasin Gishu ahead of bumper harvest

President William Ruto has visited his Koilel farm in Uasin Gishu County as the Head of State prepares for a bumper harvest.

The good news is also expected by other farmers thanks to President William Ruto’s promise of subsidized fertilizer that has been fulfilled by his administration.

“Maize farmers across the country are anticipating a bumper harvest during the current season, which is set to peak in August and September.

This success can be attributed to the unparalleled dedication of the country’s farmers and the government’s intervention through the fertilizer subsidy program – a commitment that President Ruto both promised and fulfilled.

On his first day in office, President Ruto proposed retiring the policy of subsidizing consumption in favor of subsidizing production, with a promise to reduce subsidized fertilizer prices from Ksh 7000 to Ksh 3500,” said Hussein Mohamed

Farmers across the country are expected to produce 44 million bags of maize this year compared to 32 million bags yield last year. The government has also subsidized the price of fertilizer to Ksh 2,500 in the second phase of the program.

“As a result of these efforts, an estimated yield of 44 million bags is expected from the long rainy season, compared to last year’s 32 million bags

The price has been further reduced to Ksh 2500 since the President launched the 2nd phase of the fertilizer subsidy program on August 2nd, 2023, prior to the onset of the short rain season,” said Hussein Mohamed

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