Outrage Over Kenya’s Bid to Ban Use of Raw Animal Manure
Kenyans online have reportedly reacted angrily to the proposed regulation, with some calling it a retrogressive move meant to compel small scale farmers to use more chemical fertilisers. The proposed, Crops (Food Crops) Regulations, 2018, law seeks to tighten regulations governing food production, processing, marketing, imports and exports. The rules prohibit farmers from growing crops next to sites whose land use could result in contamination of soil, air and water.
Nation, 27 March 2019
It will be illegal to plant crops using animal manure if a new bill becomes law. Read more »
Nation, 28 March 2019
Outrage has greeted the proposed controversial crops regulations that seek to ban the use of raw animal manure by framers. Read more »
Tea farmer James Maina in Kamunyaka, Nyeri (file photo).
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