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Maize Farmers Woes: Costly maize production and erratic weather patterns that have lowered yields

7th December, 2021

For years, grain farmers have been forced to play a tough balancing act to sustain grain production as agribusiness in the north rift region.

The phenomenon of climate change leading to erratic weather patterns, high costs of inputs and other operational costs, post-harvest losses due to poor storage and marketing challenges have summed up to frustrate hardworking cereals producers.

We delve into a 3-part series of the costly maize production, the currently erratic weather patterns that have lowered yields, and the stalled reforms in the National Cereal Boards where maize farmers have been subjected to insensitive suffering characterized by exploitative maize prices from middlemen.