Brief news on farming and agribusiness in the country

Businesswoman, Maria Wanjiku displays her cabbages for sale in Kawangware, in this past photo. Eight agribusiness enterprises in the country have been awarded Sh460million to help them support up to 50,000 smallholder farmers and create jobs. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The AgriFI Kenya Challenge Fund initiative seeks to support productive and market-integrated smallholder agriculture through the provision of financial support.
  • Manufacturers of solar-powered irrigation systems, agri-transport leasing providers and producers of bio-fertilisers were also awarded.
  • Currently, coffee production stands at 48,000 metric tonnes (MT), according to data from the Coffee Directorate and could drop to 40, 000MT.
  • The farmers, under their umbrella body UWAKI/North Kivu, a smallholder farmers’ association, which comprises 35 women groups with a membership of over 2,000 in each group were in the country courtesy of KENAFF.

Eight agribusinesses receive Sh460m from EU to support over 50,000 small farmers

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