Kenya's pyrethrum crop revival lingers as govt pumps in millions

Between 2018 and 2022, Kenyan farmers delivered 2.2 million kilograms of pyrethrum dry flowers, valued at Sh496 million. This is a low number compared to the crop's heydays in the 80s and 90s which were later affected by a lack of quality fertilisers and climate change impact. However, Kenya's pyrethrum sector will likely witness a glimmer of hope after the government tabled its revival in parliament. For more, CNBC Africa's Tabitha Muthoni spoke to Dr. Timothy Njagi, Development Economist and Research fellow at Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, Egerton University.
Mon, 10 Jun 2024 22:35:09 GMT