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Meru Mango Farmers seeking alternative crops

16, Feb 2014

A section of mango farmers in Meru County are now seeking alternative crops over what they term as unprofitability of mango farming and lack of a ready market for their produce. The farmers say tons of the produce are rotting in the farms. The lack of a market for the mangoes has driven the prices down with a kilogram of mangoes being sold for as low as five shillings. Some mango farmers in Tigania East And Imenti North Constituencies have begun cutting down their mango trees and say they want to venture into Miraa farming. Other farmers are however appealing to the county government to help them secure a market for their produce outside Meru County.