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Be aware of counterfeit products, farmers told

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Last year, the Government began what it described as a war on counterfeits, introducing a raft of policies and tough enforcement that have seen small traders pushed to the edge. Many have opted to shut down.

Commercial Director Yara East Africa Limited Mr Vitalis Wafula ,Kisii County CEC Agric Esman Onsarigo has urged farmers to be aware of counterfeit products PHOTO/ GUSII STAR

Yara East Africa Limited has urged Agriculutural traders and other business people within Kisii and its environs to be worry of the alarming increase of counterfeit goods in the region.

 Speaking  at Kisii  during a training, to empower  various distributors and retailers, the  Commercial Director Yara East Africa Limited, Vitalis Wafula said that the are  going  around  marking  their  products to do away  with  the counterfeit  products . 

“We want to ensure that we don’t have counterfeit  products circulating in the market, “he told the participants

According to him this kind of training we ensure we do not have counterfeit fertilizers. 

Mr Wafula  said that  they are  on the lookout  for suspicious  activities , sales  and counterfeit  products.

“We can prevent  loss  of profits  and stop  someone  from having  exposure  to a chemical  that  us harmful to  them, “he said. 

Kisii County CEC Agriculture  Esman  Onsarigo  said that such training  helps  them to do their surveillance of counterfeit products. 

“Its for the good of your business that seminars and trainings such as this happen. We encourage and action should be taken to those selling counterfeit goods at the expence of original goods”, said Onsarigo

Last year, the Government began what it described as a war on counterfeits, introducing a raft of policies and tough enforcement that have seen small traders pushed to the edge. Many have opted to shut down.

In Kisii County   Yara has  trained  more  than 5000 farmers  on their products.

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