Farmers Ask State To Release Coffee Cash


Coffee farmers in Murang’a County have called on the Agriculture ministry to facility the release of the Sh3 billion meant for the Cherry Advance Fund.

The kitty was established two years ago by the government to help coffee farmers improve production.Murang’a Farmers Cooperative Union chairman Francis Ngone Gathiga expresses concern that more than 40 per cent of coffee produced this year could go to waste if the money is not paid out.“This year, there is a good harvest because of friendly weather, but we need facilitation for small scale farmers to ensure this does not go to waste,” he said.

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