Posted on January 30, 2024

The government of Kenya has started plans to almost double the land under rice production to reduce annual imports, which currently stand at 80 per cent.

Under the Ministry of Agriculture, the land under rice production will be gradually increased from 674,000 acres to 1 million over eight years.

A gpvernment minister said the country is currently producing 234,000 metric tonnes of rice and importing another 700,000 metric tonnes every year.

Kenya is currently importing 80 per cent of rice consumed in the country and 95 per cent of edible oils.

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