National Treasury has availed KES 3.55 billion to start implementation of the fertilizer subsidy programme that will start with counties undertaking planting during the short rains season of 2022.
The amount will subsidize 71,000 MT (1.42 million, 50Kg bags) of fertilizer for growing food crops. This quantity will support cultivation of approximately 1.4 million acres.
To ensure efficient delivery and effective control mechanisms are in place, the fertilizer will be availed through the National Crereals and Produce Board (NCPB) depots and sub-depots countrywide, with effect from 19th September 2022.
Individual farmers will be entitled to a maximum of 100, 50Kg bags of fertilizers.
The applicable subsidized fertilizer prices are as below: