This is after the National Cereals And Produce Board (NCPB) revealed it is facing an acute shortage of gunny bags in more than 30 depots countrywide, slowing down maize deliveries to stores.
Delivery of maize to the National Cereals And Produce Board might be halted if the government does not provide enough bags.
We want to establish the exact acreage our farmers have planted and under what crop.” He said the data gathered through the platform will come in handy when lobbying for necessary support from the national government, Ministry of Agriculture, the National Cereals And Produce Board (NCPB) and other stakeholders.
News Maize farmers to wait longer for NCPB pay Maize farmers will have to wait longer before they can receive money for delivery of their produce to the National Cereals And Produce Board (NCPB) despite promises by the government to make prompt payments.
Editorials EDITORIAL: Hasten maize payment Reports that the National Cereals And Produce Board has only bought two percent of the targeted two million bags of maize since the exercise kicked off three weeks ago are worrying.
On Thursday, January 31, Strategic Food Reserves Fund (SFR) Chairman Noah Wekesa cited procurement hitches at the Ministry of Agriculture as a reason why government would not import and sell fertliser at lower prices at National Cereals And Produce Board (NCPB) depots.
He added: “We have one match on Sunday (tomorrow) against KU before we finalise the league with a match against National Cereals And Produce Board next month.
Maize farmers who have delivered their harvest to the National Cereals And Produce Board (NCPB) will start receiving their payment from mid-next week, the Agriculture ministry has announced.
The National Cereals And Produce Board opened its depots on January 23 in 14 counties to receive maize from vetted farmers only.
Economy NCPB buys 2pc of target maize in three weeks The National Cereals And Produce Board (NCPB) has bought a mere two per cent of the targeted two million bags of maize since it started the exercise three weeks ago.