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Hunger, Heat, Flooding: No, this is not a Passing Cloud

The story reported that agriculture experts and farmers had expressed fears that they would have a poor maize harvest this year after more than 40 per cent of the crop was damaged by drought.

Uasin Gishu County, the region regarded as Kenya’s bread basket, produced 4.5 million bags of maize last season but the yield is set to drop after the crop was destroyed by the dry spell.

As a result of the poor rainfall, some farmers reduced the acreage under crop production here to about 77,225 hectares of the targeted 92,500.