World Bank: Gov’t Fertilizer Subsidies Making Farmers Poorer

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Fertilizer subsidies given to farmers by the government could be impoverishing farmers, according to new World Bank Report.

According to the 2018 World Bank Kenya Economic Update, the subsidies only benefit wealthy farmers and companies that supply fertiliser, rather than small-scale farmers.

“Targeted input subsidy programmes that are able to raise smallholder crop productivity remain critical to raising overall productivity in the agricultural sector,” the report said.

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