Tag - Farmers

Farmers want to be allowed to get fertilizer on loan from tobacco companies

Farmers in Mzimba have asked Parliament to amend the Tobacco Act to allow tobacco companies to provide loans to tobacco farmers for production of crops such as maize, saying  tobacco farmers have no access to fertilizer under Affordable Inputs Program (AIP) and they cannot afford to buy fertilizer on their own due to high...

West Nile Roots for Horticulture as Alternative to Tobacco

Farmers and locals in West Nile have been stuck to growing tobacco and Simsim as their main source of income over the years. But the leaders have now commenced a transition from traditional tobacco growing to horticulture for both food and employment purposes. Local leaders in West Nile under their umbrella body West Nile Development...

Farmers are better off abandoning tobacco — UoN report

About 55,000 farmers produce tobacco in Nyanza, Western and pockets of Central and Eastern In Summary The Kenya Tobacco Control Alliance, a health promotion lobby with a presence across the country, said there is a wide variety of alternative crops that farmers can grow. “These include cereals, tubers, and vegetables. They have all been proven...

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