The Government has availed Ksh 3.55 Billion, to subsidize 71,000 Mt (1.42 million x 50 kg bags) of fertilizer, for growing food crops during short rains season, PS Crops Development and Agricultural Research Dr Francis Owino has said.
This is following a directive by H.E the President Dr. William Samoei Ruto in his inauguration Speech on Tuesday 13th September 2022 where he directed that 1.4 million bags of fertilizer be availed to farmers at a maximum subsidized price of Ksh 3,500 per 50kg bag down from Ksh 6500, as part of the Government’s interventions to address the high cost of living.
To ensure efficient delivery and effective control mechanisms are in place, the fertilizers will be availed through the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) Depots and Sub-depots country wide, effective 19th September 2022.
Individual farmers will be entitled to a maximum of 100 × 50kg bags of fertilizer.
The Ministry of Agriculture is appealing to farmers to visit the nearest NCPB depot or sub-depot, where a 50 kg bag of DAP will sell at Ksh3,500, CAN at Ksh 2,875, UREA at Ksh 3,500, NPK at Ksh 3,275, MOP Ksh 1,775 and Sulphate of Ammonia at Ksh 2,220.