Kenyan vegetable growers expect economic boom due to schools reopening

Vegetable growers in Nyamache Sub County -Kisii County- say they are overjoyed by the schools’ reopening because they can now supply their sukuma wiki (kale) and cabbages. This will return some of their income, that was lost since March last year when the government abruptly closed schools in response to Covid19 pandemic.

Isaiah Arori from Inani village in Masige west who saw his supply of kale to learning institutions come to an unexpected halt expressed joy after receiving new orders. Arori says he previously earned over sh. 50,000 per month after supplying the product to various institutions in the county.

Another cabbage farmer stated that he was forced to do mixed cropping to maximize benefits, including mixing cabbages with beans. Now he will resume cabbage and sukuma wiki production, as this gives better returns.



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