Kenya: South Rift New Coffee Frontier, Say Researchers

Kenya: South Rift New Coffee Frontier, Say Researchers

Coffee researchers have identified the South Rift region as the next coffee production zone in the country.Coffee Research Foundation officials said with the declining coffee plantations in central Kenya due to real estate growth, Bomet and Kericho counties are their next target for coffee growing in the country due to their high potential.

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Kenya: Government Set to Build Fertiliser Factory

AGRICULTURE: Assistant minister Kareke Mbiuki (R) is shown how to trap tsetse flies at the agriculture stand at this year’s Eastern Agricultural show in Embu

Plans of constructing a fertilizer plant by the government are on high gear, Agriculture Assistant minister Kareke Mbiuki has said. Mbiuki said soon farmers will start benefiting from cheaply priced fertilizer after the government implements the plan of building the fertilizer factory. He lamented that high prices of farm inputs including artificial fertilizer have been a big drawback to farmers in producing high quality and adequate produce to feed the nation and also for export.

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