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Consignment of fertilizer arrives for tea farmers at port of Mombasa

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More than 500,000 tea farmers in the country are set to benefit from subsidized fertiliser after, the arrival of 37,000 tonnes of the farm input at the Mombasa port. The fertilizer, imported by the Kenya Tea Development Agency and distributed by Chai Trading Company Limited, is part of 77,000 tonnes to be distributed to farmers this year. The consignment cost 2.3 billion shillings, and KTDA says it expects to distribute it to farmers at a reduced price of 2,000 shillings per bag, as was the case last year. The price this year might actually be lower than the 2,000 shillings, because the fertiliser was imported at a cheaper price, 35,388 shillings per tonne, compared to 41,600 shillings last year. The fertiliser will be available at the 66 KTDA tea factories across the country in the coming days. For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ke Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvkenya Like our FaceBook page http://www.facebook.com/NtvKenya