3 January 2013

Kenya: Rift Farmers in Boycott Threat

Farmers in North Rift region have threatened to boycott to plant maize this year over failure by the government to purchase all their maize harvested last season.

The farmers issued the threat after a five hour meeting held in Eldoret town yesterday. They accused the government of leaving them at the mercy of millers and brokers whom they claimed were dictating prices of purchase.

They appealed to the state to channel the Sh5 billion that was allocated to the Ministry of Special Programmes towards the purchase of relief supplies to National Cereals and Produce Board. They farmers were led by the director of Kenya Farmers Association, Kipkorir Menjo.

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