Cane Farmers Back New Crop Regulations


Sugarcane farmers have backed the new crop regulations, citing removal of zoning system as a breakthrough for the troubled sector.The Crops General Regulation 2020 gazetted by Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya has allowed for free market, meaning farmers will now be free to sell to their preferred millers. Previously, cane farmers were required to sell their cane to specific millers within their zones.

Kenya National Alliance of Sugarcane Farmers Organization (KNASFO) through its chairman Saulo Busolo has welcomed the new regulations, saying the measures will promote contractual farming. Busolo said farmers will now be free to engage the highest bidders when harvesting their cane.

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