Maize farmers asked to shift to cash crops to end poverty

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.

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

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