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Maize farmers asked to shift to cash crops to end poverty

By Obare Osinde | Published Fri, October 12th 2018 at 00:00, Updated October 11th 2018 at 23:13 GMT +3


Zipporah Kittony has advised farmers to shift from maize farming to coffee and tea. Mrs Kittony, a former senator, said maize farming had impoverished many families in the region due to poor prices and delays in payments.

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“Maize has become a frustrating venture. We can only tame poverty if we diversify,” she said in Kitale yesterday.


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