Stakeholders during the meeting

Leaders from Nyeri County have backed the Coffee Cherry Advance Revolving Fund saying it will straightforwardly profit the coffee farmers.

The representatives who were addressing more coffee farmers during an open discussion at the Green Hills Hotel, Nyeri town, commended President Uhuru Kenyatta for the endeavors he has made in guaranteeing there are significant Coffee changes to ensure farmers get profit.

The Coffee Cherry Advance Revolving Fund is one of President Uhuru’s drives in resuscitating the coffee growing areas that has been debilitated for quite a while. The target of the cherry store is to caution farmers against unpredictability of cherry costs.

The fund is interest free which is better than borrowing from the commercial banks.

The reserve is sans premium which is superior to getting from the business banks.

Governor Mutahi Kahiga said the store will guarantee a development of Ksh 20 for each kilo unlike before where farmers had to wait for pay from buyers for many months.

The Governor who was joined by Nyeri Deputy Governor H.E Dr. Caroline Karugu, Nyeri County Commissioner Loyford Kibaara and taskforce Chairman Geoffrey Malombe, said that the changes will place cash in the ranchers’ pockets and control misuse by specialists who have been acquiring espresso at unusual and exploitative costs.

Kahiga accordingly asked farmers to exploit the activity and guarantee they twofold their generation.

The County Government of Nyeri is commited in supporting the activities of the national government. As of now, the County Government of Nyeri has obtained and conveyed lime for acidic soil, bought soil testing machine, circulation of sponsored manures, prepared cooperators

Others present were MPs Hon Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira), Hon Ngunjiri Wambugu (Nyeri Town), Hon Kanini Kega (Kieni), Nyeri Women Rep Hon Rahab Mukami, Nyeri monetary consultant Ndirangu Gachunia, MCAs Nyeri Agriculture Committee Chairman Hon Anthony Ndagita, Hon Mary Wamuyu, Hon Stanley Wakibia, Hon Joseph Nderitu, among others.


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