Jubilee Development - Fertilizer prices slashed to Kshs 1200 per 50 Kg bag

[SIZE=6]Fertiliser prices cut to Sh1,200[/SIZE]
Posted by Nicholas Waitathu
Date: February 13, 2018
Fertilizer. Photo/Courtesy

The price of this year’s subsidised fertiliser has been reduced by 33.3 per cent, Agriculture Principal Secretary Richard Lesiyampe revealed yesterday. The PS confirmed that Government will sell planting fertiliser to more than two million small-scale farmers currently under the subsidised programme at Sh1, 200 down from last year’s price of sh1, 800 per 50 kilogramme bag.

Lesiyampe said the Government has procured 100,000 tonnes of calcium ammonium nitrate (Can) fertiliser which is currently being transported from the port of Mombasa to National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) depots countrywide.

“We have received up to 100,000 metric tonnes that will be distributed to farmers for the coming long rains season expected to start mid next month,” said Lesiyampe. The consignment will be sold to farmers registered under the e-voucher registration programme. NCPB management yesterday confirmed that it has 1.4 million bags of assorted fertiliser which is retailing at Sh1, 800 per 50 kilogramme bag.

“However, with new consignment pricing will depend on government’s directive,” said a senior office at the NCPB. Of the total fertiliser used in the country by small-scale farmers, government under the subsidised fertiliser programme provides between 25 and 30 per cent.

“Farmers use about 600,000 tonnes annually equivalent to 12 million bags. Two thirds which is about 450,000 tonnes is supplied by the private sector while the government subsidy is below one third,” he said.

He added: “We are hopeful the uptake of the fertiliser by farmers will increase in addition to proper and timely application so that we can achieve increased food production.” Farmers, especially in the North Rift, have been calling upon the national government to make adequate subsidised fertiliser available on time and at affordable prices

Is this the fake one , like they sold last year???leading to poor yields???

@GeorginaMakena come uone fertilizer fake kwa Jubilee development manenos

Kiunjuri ameanza mapema sana bane cant these people give farmers a break jameni? Then when farmers go to farm sugar to avoid these shenanigans watasema farmers are compromising food security, when what is being compromised is actually quick kills made via fake ‘subsidised’ fertilizers. I remember when Kiunjuri bcm CS kuna mtu alisema farmers watauziwa chicken shit as fertilizer.

Doomsayers everywhere!.. If you didn’t get the memo on the promises Jubilee pledged. This is one one them…glad it will come to be.

Why no one uses Organic fertilizer??

how can we forget, yet they promised the same shit since 2013 and delivered fake fertilizers??? ufala tupu.