Agriculture Cabinet Secretary, Honorable Peter Munya has been advocating for changes in the coffee sector. Munya is revolutionizing the sector which faces a great chance of collapse as the farmers decline to carry out the farming activity. He has persuaded lawmakers to pass the bill on the payment process of current farmers. Photo Courtesy Kilimo
The bill states that farmers will not be waiting for payments at the end of the year as it has been the custom. Instead, payments shall be processed within fourteen to thirty days. According to the CS, the action will facilitate the farmers in purchasing farm inputs such as fertilizer and manure.
The CS was launching The Coffee Report 2021 at Serena Hotel, Nairobi. He said that today's launch is another milestone towards concretizing the ongoing reforms in the coffee sector in the country that is aimed at improving efficiency in the performance of the sector and earnings to coffee farmers
In leadership science, it is acknowledged that what you can measure can change. This coffee report 2021, therefore, undertakes an honest account of the historical state of being of the coffee sector in Kenya. It also identifies attributable factors and circumstances for the underwhelming performance of the sector as a basis for progressive reforms
Coffee is currently grown on approximately 120,000 hectares spread across 33 counties supporting over 800,000 households and over 5Million citizens directly and indirectly. Over 70% of coffee has historically been grown around the Mt Kenya Counties of Kiambu, Murang’a, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Embu, Tharaka Nithi, and Meru while significant promise exists in the new coffee-growing frontiers in Rift Valley, Western Kenya, and Nyanza.
Farmers now can prepare for massive planting of the coffee as the avenues are straight forward.
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