Agriculture incentives face fresh scrutiny as farmers cry foul

The recent protests by large-scale wheat farmers in Narok, Kenya, against the government’s move to reduce import duty on wheat to 10 per cent (down from 25) brought into sharp focus past policy moves by the State to incentivize agricultural production. The decision was partly meant to cushion consumers against escalating cost of wheat and wheat products. Industry players have criticized Government policies as counter-productive. Pressures from globalization and regional integration are intensely and continuously confronting policy makers as well. Read more here.

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