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NO DEAL!- North Rift maize farmers fault NCPB

There is a looming crisis at National Cereal and Produce Board (NCPB) after a meeting held by farmers at Eldoret maize depot today morning resolved to oppose the measures being taken by the agency while receiving their maize. The farmers questioned the rationale and  method used to allocate quotas to …

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Uasin Gishu County Gets The Largest Share of NCPB Maize.

The National Cereals and Produce Board has released the quota of maize delivery in selected 12 counties with Uasin Gishu County getting the lion share, the maize rich county will supply 36% of the two million bags to be bought by the state. Only three counties outside Rift Valley region …

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EYES ON THE GRAIN

  By Peter Chepkong’a It is good that our politicians have realised that the solution for cereal farmers lies in meeting them and making resolutions. At least we have moved from the days of Political declaration from the hallowed NCPB and Unga limited gates.   But we are missing the …

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SEN. MURKOMEN, CHERARGEI ON THE RECEIVING END OF WAZEES IRE

THE very first ever senate committees hearings outside Nairobi came to an end yesterday with bitter speeches by disgruntled maize farmers in Eldoret town, Uasin Gishu County. The session held at the Uasin Gishu County hall saw farmers air their grievances to Senators. The bulk of the crowd was made …

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Murkomen was correct: SMALL SCALE MAIZE FARMING IS SLAVERY!

By Peter Chepkong’a Lately, the Leader of Majority in the senate, Elgeiyo Marakwet Senator Hon. Kipchumba Murkomen, has come under intense criticism for comment he made regarding the recently uncovered NCPB scandal. He had opined that maize farming did not make any financial nor business sense for small holder farmers …

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Kambi Kuku: Uasin Gishu launches First Poultry Auction

Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday launched a poultry auction at Kambi Kuku Uasin Gishu County. The poultry auction the first of its kind, brought a 5,000 chickens from farmers in Juakali, Turbo and its environs. Kambi Kuku is a makeshift marketplace built around the bumps of the Eldoret-Malava road.This …

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NANDI COUNTY TO SET UP MILK PROCESSING PLANT

Nandi County Government will set up a milk processing factory within the next two years to enable dairy farmers in the county add value to their milk. The plant will see farmers through their cooperatives own shares and sit in the board thereby giving them a say in how the …

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BAKE Awards: Graduate Farmer Eldoret based platform gets nominated again!

Graduate Farmer an online agribusiness platform based in Eldoret has just been nominated in two categories (Best Agricultural Blog and Kenyan Blog of the Year) at the BAKE Awards)! Joseph Boit, the founder of Graduate Farmer, hails from Kapkong, Turbo Constituency, Uasin Gishu County. He hopes to empower young men and …

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