𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐎𝐍 𝐏𝐋𝐀𝐍𝐍𝐄𝐃 𝐑𝐄𝐋𝐀𝐔𝐍𝐂𝐇 𝐎𝐅 𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐆𝐈𝐂 𝐅𝐎𝐎𝐃 𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐄𝐑𝐕𝐄 (𝐒𝐅𝐑)
Senator Samson Cherarkey, Nandi County seeks a Statement from the Standing Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries on the planned relaunch of Strategic Food Reserve (SFR), three years after it closed its operations.
The Senator wants the Committee to provide the timeline for operationalization of the Strategic Food Reserve (SFR), stating when the National Treasury will release the KES. 15 Billion needed to revive the programme and further, state the types of food commodities to be included in the programme.
In addition, the Committee should provide a list of all Strategic Food Reserve stores to be reopened, indicating plans in place, if any, to have the stores close to farmers for easy accessibility and address congestion in the said stores as was the case in the past; and lastly clarify whether the Strategic Food Reserve (SFR) will import food commodities for their reserves or if there are measure in place, to help Kenyan farmers produce sufficient food locally to stock the stores.