The Government is set to take steps to mitigate the steep rise of fertilizer prices amid the ongoing Ukraine-Russia conflicts that is now affecting the global economy.
However, according to Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya, the government was looking for alternative ways and means of accessing affordable fertiliser and other crucial farm inputs to cushion farmers as they prepare for the planting season.
Munya said the government was working on both short and long term programs to ensure the country does not continue to experience such a situation due to lack of alternative measures that will reduce over reliance of imports of such commodities.
The Agriculture CS noted the need of establishing and empowering local manufacturing industries that wills of help creating more job opportunities.
The CS spoke at Milangine area in Nyandarua County during the launch of e-voucher farm inputs program.
On his part Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia underscored the need to lower the prices of animal feeds and supplement to stabilize milk prices.
He called upon the national government to consider actualizing key water projects to water challenges in the county.