This is bean harvesting season that helps beans price good and income of farmers as well as daily wage workers is also fine, according to an official from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.
“Beans are harvested not only by machines but also by hand. Especially, harvesting of matpe and green mung beans is done by humans. Currently, beans are harvested by both machines and humans, so daily wage workers earn K5000-K6000 just for a morning shift. Farmers have snapped up workers, that is why it is the time daily workers can earn pretty good,” he said.
Labour cost for harvesting beans has climbed up now and good beans price has also helped farmers’ income much better.
“The price of matpe is now above K100,000 a basket, so a farmer who can yield about 1000 baskets can receive about K100 million. That is why, farmers are doing pretty well in this harvesting time,” he said.