KENYA TOBACCO FARMERS FACE TOUGH TIMES

TOBACCO farming in Kenya is facing challenging times, with Tobacco Journal International being warned by farmers, government officials and market researchers that large-scale cultivation of the crop has been declining for five years in its traditional western region heartland. Experts say output decline has been noted in the administrative areas that have dominated Kenyan tobacco leaf production. Most are in the western region - the counties of Bungoma, Busia, Migori – and one other, the county of Meru, is in central Kenya. In 2016, the Kenya National Bureau ...


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