EU Grants Kenya KSh643 Million to Boost Cereals Production
The European Union has granted Kenya KSh643 million to boost cereals production in the country. The EU grant will also finance market access programmes, and training of cereals farmers on crop husbandry to produce quality cereals.

The grant is part of a KSh15 billion fund to finance a government initiative to increase cereal production across thirteen counties.

According to Agriculture Principal Secretary, Prof. Hamadi Boga, Kenya produced 4 million metric tons of cereals in 2019, 5% lower than the average recorded in the previous five years.

Over the next five years, the government is planning to invest KSh5 billion to increase cereals production. The project targets 185,000 farmers and will expected to increase, maize, beans, sorghum green grams and cowpeas in 13 counties.

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