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Potatoes to be priced per kilo in plan to boost farmer income

3 months ago, 26 Maý 00:30

By: James Kariuki

Potatoes will be sold in kilogrammes come July 1, if farmers give a nod to the government’s legislation proposal outlawing use of buckets and sacks.

Agriculture Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri said standardising the price of potatoes at the retail and wholesale levels would help farmers determine the returns of their produce based on quantity and variety.

He said the law will criminalise use of plastic and metallic containers to determine pricing of a specific amount of potatoes.

The move is a second bid after former Agriculture minister Christopher Kirwa gazetted similar supplementary legislation in 2004.

Value chain

But Mr Kirwa’s bid failed since local authorities failed to enforce it at produce markets.

CS Kiunjuri said come July 1, county governments as well as national government enforcement agencies will be tasked with ensuring compliance across the entire value chain.


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Potatoes to be priced per kilo in plan to boost farmer income

3 months ago, 26 Maý 00:30

By: James Kariuki

Potatoes will be sold in kilogrammes come July 1, if farmers give a nod to the government’s legislation proposal outlawing use of buckets and sacks.

Agriculture Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri said standardising the price of potatoes at the retail and wholesale levels would help farmers determine the returns of their produce based on quantity and variety.

He said the law will criminalise use of plastic and metallic containers to determine pricing of a specific amount of potatoes.

The move is a second bid after former Agriculture minister Christopher Kirwa gazetted similar supplementary legislation in 2004.

Value chain

But Mr Kirwa’s bid failed since local authorities failed to enforce it at produce markets.

CS Kiunjuri said come July 1, county governments as well as national government enforcement agencies will be tasked with ensuring compliance across the entire value chain.


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