KTDA Imports 74,800 Metric Tons of Fertilizer For Tea Farmers
FOOD FOR TEA BUSHES...KTDA Senior Manager Agriculture Services Peter Mbadi (left) and Corporate Affairs Manager Egadwa Mudoga inspect packaging of NPK fertilizer in 50 kg bags at the Port of Mombasa. The first batch of 38,000 tons of the total 74, 800 fertilizer imports arrived on July 8, 2016. The remaining batch is expected to arrive early August. Application of fertilizer to tea bushes ensures high quality and quantity of green leaf.
The Kenya Tea Development Agency Management Services has this year imported 74, 800 MT of NPK fertilizer for small scale tea farmers. This year, the Mombasa landing cost for a ton of fertilizer is USD 214.43 compared to USD 353.88 last year, representing a 65 per cent decrease.
KTDA (H) Clinches Four Top Awards at Kakamega ASK show
Peter Munialo (right), Mudete Tea Factory Unit Manager, receives an award for the Best Stand Exhibiting Agricultural and/or Earth Moving Equipment from Busia Governor, Hon. Sospeter Ojaamong on June 17, 2016 during the Kakamega ASK Show. Looking on is KTDA (H) Zone 12 Board Member, Javan Mukavale (centre). KTDA (H) also lead in the Best Stand Embracing Information Technology and Communication System category, Best Stand Demonstrating the Application of Environmental Quality Standards, and emerged second in the Best Small Trade Stand (Commercial & Industrial).