Murang’a Coffee Farmers Pay Falls To Sh27

From businessdailyafrica.com

Murang’a farmers have received an average of Sh27 a kilo for the 2017/18 cherry deliveries, the lowest rate since 2013/14 season.

The newly released rates by the Coffee Development Department show the farmers first received an advance pay of Sh10 per kilo in August before getting Sh17 as the final pay starting December.

This has set off complaints with some vowing to venture into alternative agribusiness.

Simon Njoroge, who chairs lower Kigumo Coffee Growers Association, has demanded a value-chain audit to ascertain why the rate differed sharply with the prices at coffee auctions.

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