MODERN FARMERS’ MARKETS SET TO CONNECT FOOD PRODUCERS DIRECTLY WITH CONSUMERS
Farmers from Nandi County will soon have their own markets where they will sell their farm produce directly to consumers, cutting off the traditional value chain that is replete with middlemen.
This borrows from international practice where most cities have farmers markets that supply produce direct from the farms to the consumers.
Upon its operationalization, the markets will contain sections for fresh produce, Beef, fish and poultry products, dairy produce and a grains sections.
The markets will provide temporary selling space for different farmers on a day-to-day basis, others lease out permanent shops that are operated by individual farmers who take the space on a long-term basis.
The markets are Kaptumo, Kobujoi and Maraba sale yard. The county department of trade is ensuring that the facilities have the necessary amenities required such as water and toilets before having them fully operational.