Government keen to increase pyrethrum production says Munya

The Government has set a target of putting an extra 1,500 hectares of land under pyrethrum by April next year.

Agriculture CS Hon Peter Munya also announced that a road map to revive production of the crop will be launched in Molo next week.

CS Munya, on a tour of Nakuru County, announced that the government has budgeted Shillings half a billion to go into reviving the crop. He lamented that Kenya lost her place as the top Pyrethrum producer in the world, and vowed to ensure the country reclaims top spot.

Mr Munya also urged County governments and county commissioners to enforce the new regulations requiring potatoes to be sold in 50kg bags instead of the extended 90kg bags which exploit farmers.

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