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Kenya spends more on rice imports
Kenya spends seven billion shillings annually on rice imports because of low domestic production, the agriculture ministry has disclosed. (about 76 shillings=1USD).

The country`s annual rice consumption stands at 240,000 metric tons, but domestic production fluctuates between 50,000 and 70,000 tons, and with annual consumption increasing by 12 percent.

To make up for the shortfall, Raphael Wanjogu, a rice agronomist with the National Irrigation Board (NIB), said Saturday that Kenya was importing 170,000 tons of rice annually from Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam.

He spoke at a workshop for the promotion of the New Rice for Africa (Nerica) variety in western Kenya

The workshop, which drew participants from the Agriculture Ministry, local agricultural research institutes, Universities and farmers, was jointly sponsored by Sacred-Africa, a local NGO and the African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD).

Newton Oketch, an agricultural economist stressed the need to support farmers` groups in owning rice mills.

Farmers should also invest in value addition to improve profitability in the marketing of the commodity, he added.
MGR Archive 25.7.2005
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