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.
New Tough Bill Criminalises Use of Animal Manure
Nation, 27 March 2019
It will be illegal to plant crops using animal manure if a new bill becomes law. Read more »
Kenyans Oppose Bid to Ban Use of Raw Animal Manure on Crops
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).
The standoff between a team implementing reforms proposed to streamline the coffee sub-sector and some major stakeholders now threatens to shatter the hopes of thousands of ... Read more »
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