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So many famous (or even not so famous) bloggers, marketers and online entrepreneurs have said some very interesting things. The following quotes are meant to give you valuable advice.

Why Agriculture Needs More than Just Fertilizer Subsidies

Subsidies are often misconstrued to mean reduced costs. But the truth is that subsidies increase the cost of items in the end through long bureaucratic processes needed to administer them. Subsidies, therefore, do not lower the cost of goods since the reduced prices are paid through government coffers, taxes, or by foregoing services that could […]
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Fertilizer Subsidy Is Painkiller For A Cracked, Bleeding Head

Subsidies do not lower the cost of items. Definitely, the reduced price of a commodity’s market price is paid from our collective pocket. While painkillers are easy to administer and do not require much expertise and precision, our agriculture sector needs cleaning, surgery and proper dressing to heal. The term subsidy is often misconstrued to […]
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Resolve Unga Price Puzzle Once and For All

The cyclical and fluctuating prices of unga in the country have always pointed to a serious problem in the maize value chain. The last one month has seen maize flour prices rise from an average of Sh112 per 2kg packet to the current Sh136 across the country. This comes as a surprise to many considering […]
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Of Unga Politics and the Perennial Food Insecurity

The ever-fluctuating prices of maize flour have always pointed to a serious problem in the maize value chain. For instance, the last month has seen maize flour prices rise from an average of Sh112 for a 2kg packet to the current Sh136. The price hike comes as a surprise to many considering we had a […]
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Fix the ‘Unga’ Puzzle Once and For All

What you need to know: Then, farmers had to sell their maize at a throwaway price of Sh800 per 90kg bag to brokers. Every two kilogrammes of maize leaves the farm at about Sh56, based on NCPB’s highest buying price. The cyclical and fluctuating prices of unga (maize flour) in the country have always pointed […]
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Pesticides Used in Kenya Do More Harm than Good

There are two routes for Kenya’s food and farming system. One, the industrial model of farming which commodifies food systems and which has been fronted as the only way to produce plenty of cheap and easily accessible food. The implication of this approach is damage to the same environment that feeds us and negative impacts […]
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Farmers Don’t Need BT Cotton

In Summary • We cannot talk about sustainable livelihoods and at the same time undermine the ability of farmers to own, use and freely breed indigenous seeds. • Seed varieties under trial are not developed in Kenya and remain the manufacturer’s intellectual property. The reopening of Rivatex, the once giant textile firm, is no doubt […]
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Why Textile Firms Should Shun GM Cotton

What you need to know: Many companies already in the apparel industry could supply high quality, locally produced fabric. GMO cotton will end up on our plates, because it is used to make cottonseed oil and cotton seed cake (used for animal feeds). During the inauguration of the new Rivatex Centre at Moi University, President […]
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The Crucial Role of Food Diversity in Nutritional Security

The human right to food is yet to be fully realized in Kenya. More than 10 million Kenyans suffer from chronic food insecurity. One-quarter of children under five years old are stunted. Millions of Kenyans depend on emergency food aid and one in five families would not meet the minimum food requirement even if they […]
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