The lack of financial support for farmers is to blame for food insecurity in
He told the
He said the government has decided to subsidise the cost of farm inputs. However, Koskei maintained that the private sector also has a role to play in reducing overreliance on food imports. "We reduced the cost of fertilisers and ensured farm inputs were available to farmers on time and in the right quantities," he said.
The CS met the committee chaired by Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi at County Hall in
The committee was concerned that over the years, the country has been grappling with food insecurity yet little is done to correct the situation. But Koskei said 142,000 metric tonnes of fertilisers was imported into the country this financial year up from 70,000 last year.
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