Kenya to convene forum on measures to boost maize production

The three-day forum, which will start in Naivasha on Wednesday, will be attended by key players in maize value chain to discuss interventions that would revitalize production of the staple crop amid rising demand.

“The need to devise ways of enhancing food production is critical and urgent,” Cabinet Secretary for Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Willy Bett said.

Maize production in the country has shrunk due to climate change, high cost of fertilizer, poor agronomic practices as well as devastation triggered by pests and diseases, Bett said.

Statistics from the ministry of agriculture indicate that Kenya produces an average 2.9 million metric tons of maize annually while its consumption ranges from 2.7 to 3.1 million metric tons every year. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh


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