Stop sell­ing your farm pro­duce early, DP Ruto urges farm­ers in North Rift

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Rift Valley -

Deputy Pres­i­dent William Ruto has urged farm­ers, es­pe­cially in the North Rift re­gion, not to sell their farm pro­duce early to pre­vent food in­se­cu­rity.

Ad­dress­ing a pub­lic rally when he opened the Kabar­net ASK Show last Fri­day, DP Ruto ac­knowl­edged that the North Rift is the coun­try’s bread­bas­ket.

He warned that im­pulse sell­ing of farm pro­duce such as maize is likely to re­sult in short­ages as early as early next year, lead­ing to hunger.

“We are aware some farm­ers had a bumper har­vest in Uasin Gishu, Trans Nzoia, Nandi, West Pokot, El­geyo Marak­wet and Baringo coun­ties this year ow­ing to the rains and favourable weather con­di­tions. We there­fore urge you to pre­serve the har­vest in case of drought next year. The gov­ern­ment is com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing food se­cu­rity,” Ruto said.

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