The National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) has announced a new maize purchasing price of Ksh. 3000 for a 90kg bag.
The Board says it is purchasing the maize for its commercial function and all farmers within regions that are currently harvesting or have already harvested are encouraged to deliver their grain to the nearest NCPB depot. Payment for maize is done within 24 hours upon delivery.
“The price of Ksh. 3000 we are offering will enable farmers to get value for the maize they deliver due to the accuracy of our weighing services”. NCPB Managing Director Joseph Kimote said. There are no administrative conditions for one to deliver maize to the Board as long as the produce meets KEBS Grade I and Grade II standards.
The Board is also offering storage facilities and farmers can opt to store under the Warehouse Receipt System (WRS) or under regular warehousing.
In addition to offering storage services, the Board also offers other grain post-harvest services such as grain drying, cleaning, grain grading and aflatoxin testing.