Tag Archives: Farmers

New pesticide tax will hit farmers hard, lobby warns

By Our Reporter The agriculture sector is at risk of lowered productivity if the Government does not revert to zero-rated pesticides, according to Evelyn Lusenaka, Chief Executive Officer of the Agrochemical Association of Kenya (AAK). The organization has opposed the introduction of 16% VAT on pesticides saying the new tax will raise operations costs for farmers, making it even more ...

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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 ...

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Sweet potatoes farmers form society to send away bitter middlemen

By Our Reporter Tired of exploitations by middlemen sweet potatoes farmers in Migori County have joined hands to form a cooperative society to improve their earnings from their sweat. For a long period the farmers have sold their produce at low prices to brokers ending up living a miserable life. They now believe their woes would be addressed by a ...

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Governor appoints new board to revive KFTC

By John Majau Meru County Governor Kiraitu Murungi has unveiled a new management board for Kaguru Farmers’ Training Centre (KFTC). The board is meant to ensure that the institution reclaims its lost glory and attains its set development goals. Kiraitu said his Government has allocated the institution Sh10 million for construction of an ultra-modern hall with a capacity of 1,000 ...

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Sweet potatoes farmers form society to send away bitter middlemen

By Our Reporter Tired of exploitations by middlemen sweet potatoes farmers in Migori County have joined hands to form a cooperative society to improve their earnings from their sweat. For a long period the farmers have sold their produce at low prices to brokers ending up living a miserable life. They now believe their woes would be addressed by a ...

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Farmers told to establish agribusiness saccos

By Erick Nyayiera Farmers in Siaya County have been encouraged to establish more agribusiness Savings and Credit Co-operative societies (Sacco’s) to enhance their socio-economic development. Bondo Sub-county Director of Co-operatives Aineah Ayamba said Siaya County will only develop if farmers can move from traditional forms of co-operative societies which only dealt with specific crops such as cotton to modern forms ...

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Nyala Sacco bets big on technology

By Munene Maina Nyala Vision Sacco has upgraded its system software. “This new version will enhance speed and quality of service delivery and accommodate variety of innovative devices,” said the Sacco Chairman, Samuel Ngure. The new system will enable Sacco members to easily access their accounts through the WEB portal and print their statements online. According to Ngure it is ...

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New system to hasten payment of coffee unveiled

By John Majau The Meru County Government in partnership with the Co-operative Bank has introduced a new payment model for coffee farmers which is meant to speed up the payment of cherry once it is delivered to the factory. The new format dubbed the “coffee-cash model” will reduce the lengthy waiting periods farmers undergo before being paid for their cherries ...

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Tugen Hills Co-operative Society wins recognition award

By Enock Kipturgut Tugen Hills Coffee Farmers Cooperative Society is the winner of the Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA), Coffee Directorate Growers Excellence Recognition Award 2018 Baringo Central Chapter. Addressing coffee farmers drawn from Baringo Central Sub County at Tugen Hills Coffee Factory at Katimok Forest, National Director for Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) Coffee Directorate Growers Isabella Ngonge said ...

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Stegro Sacco pays out Sh120m tea bonus

By Benedict Ngetich and Jackline Chepkorir. The new management of Stegro Savings and Credit Society has paid out Sh120 million accumulated tea bonus to farmers. The CEO, Mr Geoffrey Chepkwony said the payments were part of accumulated bonus by farmers who had not been paid by the previous management. Accompanied by the Chairman of the Board, Mr Joseph Cheruiyot Mabwai ...

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