Farmers cautioned against selling harvest at throw away prices


By Erick Nyayiera

Farmers in Siaya County have been warned against selling their produce at a throw away price.
Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga has observed that many farmers are likely to sell their produce at a throw away price following the projected bumper harvest this season, and therefore warned them not to do so.
He revealed that his Government through partnership with the German Co-operation (GIZ) has already made arrangements to buy the surplus maize and beans from farmers at reasonable prices.
Governor Rasanga, who made the remarks during the launch of a water and sanitation project in Rarieda Sub-county, said they have already set aside some funds which will be used for purposes of preserving the surplus produce.
He stated that they are going to buy sacks and distribute to farmers for storage of the maize and beans, adding that arrangements have also been made to find space at the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) stores.
The Governor said that as a County Government they would not wish to see farmers selling their produce at a throw away price after hard work, hence the need for them to persevere to ensure the prices remain where they are currently.

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