Maize and bean farmers from Lugari Sub-county in Kakamega County have all reason to smile after the World Food Program promised to buy their maize at competitive market prices.
Lumakanda Ward Agriculture Extension Officer, Protus Musoga, said the WFP will buy 244 metric tons of maize at Ksh 3,000 per every 90kg bag stored at Majengo Warehouse in the Sub-county.
The officer said the WFP agreed to test for aflatoxin levels in the maize, which was found fit after several analyses.
“We have entered into a contract agreement with WFP and have agreed to buy each of the 90 kgs of maize at Shs 3,000,” he said.
He added that the warehouse is properly managed to make sure the farmers’ produce is safely stored until the right price in the market is found.
“This committee does market research on prices for the stocked cereals and suggests competitive prices to the farmers,” Musoga said, adding that farmers have the right to decline offered prices.
The Majengo Warehouse was built by the National Government and later handed over to the Agriculture Department, County Government of Kakamega.
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