Mon Nov 13 22:30:37 EAT 2017
The rain experienced in parts of the country is coming with its fair share of challenges as maize farmers in the North Rift are staring at losses, as they are unable to harvest the crop due to the heavy downpour.
The farmers say they lack driers to help dry the maize and avoid grain contamination that leads to lower yields.
The farmers would like the joint intervention of the national and county governments to provide driers so they can dry their produce immediately they harvest to avoid rotting of the grain.
Coming after a prolonged drought and destruction of farms by fall army worms, the heavy rains might further hinder harvesting of maize this year.