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Fertilizer Subsidy Availed: Prices cut by almost half by the government

23rd September, 2022

The National Treasury has released Sh3.6 billion for subsidised fertilizer, in line with President William Ruto’s directive.

In a statement by Agriculture Ministry Acting Principal Dr Francis Owino, the fertilizer will be distributed through the National Cereals Board depots and sub-depots countrywide.

The subsidy and distribution programme was effected on Monday, September 19.

“The government has unveiled Sh3.55billion to subsidize 71, 000 metric tonnes of fertilizer for growing food crops during the short rains season. This quantity will support the cultivation of approximately 1.4 million acres,” Owino noted.

“To actualize the presidential directive, the subsidized fertiliser programme will start with counties undertaking planting during the short rains season of 2022,” he ad