Dilapidated coffee societies to be revived, says CS Munya

 Dilapidated coffee societies to be revived, says CS Munya
Coffee farmers

The government will launch an e-voucher system to give smallholder coffee farmers discounts of up to 60 per cent on fertilizer and agro-chemicals.

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This will be upon rehabilitation of decrepit coffee societies in a move to bolster the production.

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya assured farmers that these are some of the measures the government has put in place to revive the multibillion industry.

After many years of misuse and mismanagement most coffee societies have degenerated as farmers venture into alternative sources of income.

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This has seen a number of coffee societies close shop, as others struggle to remain afloat.

According to the coffee revival taskforce, more than 40 percent of coffee societies in the country are either technically dead or insolvent.

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya says the government is currently mapping out all the coffee societies in the country affiliated to the new Kenya Coffee Planters Cooperative Union in a bid to give them a new lease of life.

Munya says this is part of the recommendations made by the coffee task force that was appointed by the President to tackle challenges like marketing, quality of coffee as well as production.

Addressing members of the Kiambu Coffee Society Munya has further said New KPCU milling plants in Sagana, Machakos and Dandora have been revived to offer coffee farmers value for their money.

Kiambu Governor James Nyoro has urged the government to consider writing off more than 440 million shillings debt owed by coffee farmers in the county.

Also read https://www.kbc.co.ke/coffee-farmers-to-benefit-from-new-kpcu-deal-worth-ksh-90m/


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