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DP Gachagua: Macadamia Farmers Now Earning Ksh 110 a Kilo, Up From Ksh 20

by Walter
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Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on  Tuesday revealed several interventions by the Ruto administration have resulted in positive results within the macadamia sector.

The price of a kilogram of macadamia nuts increased by five times in February since the government last year suspended a ban on the export of unprocessed nuts.

I have been spearheading reforms in the coffee subsector, the tea subsector, the dairy subsector. I also, on invitation, get in evolved in other crops,” the DP said.

”We have had some interventions on Macadamia and we are very happy things are working very well. Farmers were being paid as low as Ksh 20, now we are at KSh 110 because of various interventions we have made,”  he added. 

DP Gachagua spoke in Karen when he convened an Avocado Stakeholders Consultative meeting to engage with various players within the avocado industry. Avocado farmers, aggregators, exporters, and processors were present.

Last month,  Members of the Nuts Traders Association of Kenya hailed the suspension of the law saying since December farm price of macadamia has gone up from as low as Sh20 to more than Sh100 per kilo.

The traders who were accompanied by some processors and farmers in a meeting held in Sagana, observed in January more than 1,000 tons of unprocessed macadamia were exported to Asian countries.

 

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