Nyeri farmers to start coconut farming in a Sh15m programme

A coconut farm in Makandune Village, Imenti Central in Meru. Farmers in Nyeri will also soon start planting coconuts. PHOTO| PHOEBE OKALL | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The farmers have been clustered in 26 groups from Nairutia, Kiawara and Tanyai villages.
  • Farmers waiting for the distribution of seedlings and infrastructure set up of farms in readiness for planting.
  • They will start a cottage industry and do value addition to the coconut plant by-products.

More than 2,000 farmers in Nyeri County will soon start planting coconut trees in Kanyai Forest in Kieni West Constituency in a Sh15 million programme funded by both Nuts and Oil Crops Directorate and the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) .

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