FARMER COOPERATIVE SOCIETIES’ FUELLING THE COFFEE INDUSTRY IN NANDI
The Chief Officer Cooperative Development, Dr Benadatte Tiony this week, witnessed distribution of coffee seedlings to farmer cooperative societies in Tinderet, Emgwen and Aldai sub counties.
This is a continuation of the County Government efforts to strengthen the coffee sector in Nandi County. The County Government seeks to have the cooperative sub sector secure a large share in coffee farming.
In cooperating the Farmer Cooperative Societies is in the interest of the County Government to have coffee farmers interest secured both in overcoming marketing imperfections and increasing the farmers’ productivity and income.
Farmer Cooperatives that benefitted are Lolminingai Farmer Cooperative Society in Emgwen Sub County. Kapkiyai, Kibukwo, Kabunyeria and Kaabirer Farmer Cooperative Societies’ in Tinderet Subcounty, and Kirgirei, Koimet, South Nandi, Kemeloi, Toretgaa and Kimolinik Farmer Cooperative Societies’ in Aldai Sub County.
The County Government through the department of Agriculture and Cooperative Society is also looking into increased production, production of quality coffee and coffee marketing.