GOV­ERN­MENT ACT­ING ON TEA PRICES, CS SAID

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Ministries -

In May, Bett said Kenya’s pro­duc­tion had in­creased by more than 80 per cent, a sit­u­a­tion that saw prices fluc­tu­ate to the detri­ment of farm­ers. He said the gov­ern­ment was hunt­ing for new mar­kets to take up the sur­plus tea pro­duced in the coun­try. Bett said tea prices at the Mom­basa Auc­tion Mar­ket dropped by more than 30 per cent. “Cur­rently, only five per­cent of the tea pro­duced lo­cally is con­sumed by Kenyans. The rest is ex­ported to var­i­ous coun­tries,” Bett said in Naivasha.

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