Sh7 billion to boost agriculture in Kenya

Report
from Kenya Daily Nation
Published on 12 Feb 2014 View Original

The Government of Brazil has agreed to give Kenya Sh7 billion to be used in purchasing of farm inputs and other farm machineries across the country.

Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Mr Felix Koskei, said the two governments will be signing the deal next month while the equipment is expected in the country within six months.

Speaking in Nairobi during the launch of code of conduct and ethics for the Kenya Society of Agricultural Professionals, Mr Koskei said the government was also in talks with the Government of India to support the agriculture sector.

“We want to have best agricultural practices in the country that is why we are seeking these support from our development partners,” said the Cabinet Secretary. He said there is enough fertiliser in the country and asked farmers to prepare early.