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Bungoma County To Roll Out Subsidized Maize Seeds And Fertilizer

Bungoma County is set to issue subsidized maize seeds and fertilizer to vulnerable farmers from Monday.
The move is part of Governor Lusaka’s campaign pledge and agenda to help improve livelihoods through subsidy support and value addition.

Speaking in Bumula during a thanksgiving mass at Evangelism Outreach and Anointing Ministries, Bungoma Deputy Governor Janepher Mbatiany said some 21,900 needy and vulnerable farmers will benefit from the subsidy programme.

“From Monday, we begin distribution of subsidized maize seeds and fertilizer starting with Bumula Sub County and then in all the 9 Sub Counties,” she said.

Mbatiany said the exercise is aimed at lowering the cost of agricultural production among poor farmers, increasing production and boosting the livelihoods of the residents.

She called on the farmers who had been vetted for the exercise to come out and benefit from the initiative while affirming that, only needy and vulnerable farmers will be considered.

“Each farmer will receive 2 Bags of 50kg of both planting and top dressing fertilizer,” the Deputy Governor said, adding that each farmer will also receive a 10kg bag of maize seeds.

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