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Frosts hit Kenyan horticulture in the Rift Valley

Frosts hit Kenyan horticulture in the Rift Valley

Frosts have hit Kenyan farmers in the Rift Valley with tea growers estimating losses of US$11.7 million, website Nation.co.ke reported.

The story reported tomatoes, potatoes and vegetables had been affected by the frosts, but the region is also home to avocado and coffee plantations.

Uasin Gishu County tomato grower Susan Chepkosgei told the website the weather event was a significant setback for her small farm.

"It is a big blow, considering that I had invested heavily in the industry that had proved lucrative," she was quoted as saying.

The Rift Valley has an annual horticultural production worth US$158.9 million, the story reported.

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