Farmers in Samburu given Sh34m for locust invasion losses
| Apr 7th 2022 | 1 min read
Farmers affected by the locust invasion two years ago have received Sh34 million in compensation.
The 139 groups from Samburu County received compensation under the World Bank-funded Emergency Locust Response Programme.
Samburu Deputy Governor Julius Leseeto, who handed over the cheque in Maralal Town yesterday, said the money will go a long way in help the farmers.
Desert locusts destroyed pasture and reversed gains that had been achieved through investment in crop production in the region, he said.
The beneficiaries have been trained on funds use.
One of the beneficiaries, Joseph Lentaano, said the money was a big relief coming after the Covid-19 and drought.
Large-scale farmers ask for more as subsidised fertiliser falls shortDespite the government lifting the cap on amount of fertiliser to be purchased from 10 to 20 bags, farmers are still feeling pinched.
Farmers seek government help as fall armyworms destroy cropsFarmers in the western part of the country and parts of Rift Valley are staring at losses after fall armyworms invaded their farms.
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