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- Ms Beatrice Mwanzia, a farmer in Nakuru, lamented that most of the companies supplying farm inputs have closed down. Advertisement. ​ By NATION TEAM. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the economy and lifestyles, grain farmers in the North Rift region are in a catch-22 situation. The heavens have opened but none dare venture out to plant. Fears of infection and restrictions on movement have spawned a severe shortage of labour, seeds and fertiliser. The country has already reported at least 25 confirmed cases. This is compounded by the recent invasion of desert locusts with fears rife over the precarious state of the country’s food security. Tracking coronavirus. Several f... Tout l'article

29 mars