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Proposed potato Bill to curb exploitation of Kenyan farmers

Plans are in top gear for a  Bill to be presented in the Senate regulating the sale and processing of  potatoes in the country. The  Bill aims at coming up with guidelines on produce marketing and processing in counties that grow the crop. It aims to wipe out middle men who have for a very long time exploited  farmers by buying the produce in extended bags. Among the measures it stipulates are that the produce should only be sold in 110 kilogramme bags which is contrary to an earlier recommendation that the produce be sold in 50 kilogramme bags. More

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