I read the article titled “lack of cash dashes hopes of reviving coffee sector” by Gitonga Marete and Elijah Mwangi with a lot of interest.
Indeed, there is a big challenge in reviving the coffee sector in Meru County. And one of the reasons is due to the low morale by farmers who have been neglected since the sector went to the dogs in 1988.
Let me state from the outset that I hail from Meru County. I was brought up and educated from the proceeds of the coffee farm that my parents ran. I am now a coffee farmer and thus in the thick of things.