Kenya Cabinet approves commercial farming of BT cotton

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The Kenya Cabinet of Ministers has today approved the commercial farming of BT cotton hybrids following the successful completion of field trials that were conducted over a period of five years.

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According to the government, the commercial farming of BT cotton is set to ensure farmers earn more from the crop through increased production. It will also boost the manufacturing pillar of the Big 4 Agenda where Kenya seeks to establish itself as a regional leader in textile and apparel production.

The Cabinet meeting chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi, also approved the coming into operation of the New Kenya Planters Co-operative Union (KPCU) as well as the immediate operationalization of the Coffee Cherry Advance Revolving Fund.

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