Ministry Officials To Educate Coffee Farmers On Cherry Fund


Agriculture ministry officials will be visiting coffee farmers at the grassroots to educate them on how to apply for the coffee cherry fund.

Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya on Friday said the exercise should have started but was delayed following the outbreak of Covid-19 in the country. He spoke at Caritas in Nyeri during a meeting with officials of cooperative societies.

The officials are expected to pass the information to farmers.

The Sh3 billion Cherry Advance Revolving Fund was started by President Uhuru Kenyatta in April last year and was part of recommendations by the Coffee Subsector Reforms Implementation Committee constituted by the President in 2016.

It was established after farmers complained they had no credit facilities as banks charged prohibitive interests.

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