Why Farmers Could End Up Cutting Down Their Coffee Bushes

A litany of problems is tempting farmers in Baringo to clear their coffee farms and shift to subsistence farming.

Top on the list is the county government’s plan to build a Sh200 million coffee factory in Eldama Ravine subcounty instead of Baringo North.

“We remained loyal to growing coffee since 1970s, and so we cannot tolerate being suppressed,” Baringo North Tugen Hills Cooperative Society chairman Mike Yatich says.

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