08-01-2013 09:02 AM | Kenya

Maize farmers diversify crops to net in the extra income

Farmers in Rift Valley are diversifying from maize production due to the length of time that it takes before harvesting. It takes almost a year between planting and harvesting the grain.

Due to the need for cash during the growing period, a number are now setting aside portions of their farms to grow other crops to ensure round-the-year harvesting.

The crops include bananas and tomatoes. Others have started coffee production.
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