Maize market is liberalized in Kenya. The government agent in-charge of marketing is National Cereals and Produce Board [NCPB].
Middlemen and small scale traders also buy directly from farmers during glut periods and hold to sell when prices improves
Millers buy directly from farmers, NCPB, small scale traders and middlemen.
NCPB buys at a price set by the government which helps to stabilize the market prices
Utilisation and Value Addition
- Maize is utilized in a variety of ways (ugali, porridges and beer). Green maize fresh on the cob, is eaten roasted or boiled separately or mixed with legumes.
- Maize is also an important livestock feed both as silage and as crop residue, grain and is also used industrially for starch and oil extraction.