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Siaya Rolls Out Shs.54M worth of Subsidies Ahead of Long Rains

Siaya Rolls Out Shs.54M worth of Subsidies Ahead of Long Rains

Siaya,

Saturday 16 March 2024,

KNA, By Calvin Otieno

Siaya governor James Orengo has lauded local farmers’ efforts in ensuring attains its goal of becoming food-secure.

He said this during a flagging-off ceremony at the County headquarters where farmers were to receive subsidies.

The subsidies project led by the County is also complemented by the National Fertilizer Subsidy where the County Government of Siaya has contributed Sh.166,000,000 towards the program which is expected to provide 110,000 bags of fertilizers to farmers through the e-voucher system.

The County subsidies are estimated at Shs.54 million bringing the value of support to farmers to Kshs.69M consisting of Tractor Hire Services valued at Sh.15,000,000, Fertilizers worth Sh.19,000,000 and Sh.35,000,000 in Certified Seeds.

Together with the e-Voucher National Scheme, farmers are set to benefit from at least Shs.230, 000,000 worth of subsidies, Sh.166, 000,000 being from the county.

Over 10,000 farmers are expected to access the provisions and subsidies leading to a general improvement in farming output.

Courtesy; KNA

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