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Coffee Societies Unite To Revive Ailing Farms

From: standardmedia.co.ke

Twenty three coffee cooperative societies in Kiambu have agreed to work together to revive the sector.

This comes at a time when the once lush coffee plantations in Kiambu and Ruiru sub-counties have been turned into the multi-billion housing estates with blocks of apartments rising where coffee farming once thrived. The 23 coffee cooperative societies will now form the Kiambu County Coffee Farmers Association under which they will jointly procureme inputs as well as process and market their coffee.

Speaking at Gatukuyu Farmers Cooperative Society in Gatundu North where he distributed industrial fertiliser to coffee farmers, Kiambu Governor James Nyoro said the 23 societies will enjoy economies of scale through bulk buying of farm inputs and shared agronomy support.

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