Maize farmers offered Sh3,200 per bag as Govt. extends ban on exports

Small scale maize farmers will have the option of selling their harvest to the government at Sh3,200 per bag once the National Produce and Cereals Board opens its stores next week.

The prices is the highest ever paid by the government marking an increase from last year’s price of Sh3,000 as it seeks to mop up as much maize from the market amid anticipated shortfall.

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett on Thursday said market research inclusive of famer mark ups, will see the average price for a 90 kilogram bag of maize retail at Sh3,000, making the government’s offer highly…

Source – Citizen TV