The New KPCU says it has so far distributed Sh 1.9b to coffee farmers from the Revolving Chery Fund kitty as the coffee reforms shifts to a higher gear.
Speaking in Meru on Wednesday during a tour of the Meru Coffee Mills, where he gave an update on coffee reforms, the Managing Director of the New KPCU Timothy Mirugi said the future for the coffee farmers is looking bright and urged them to increase production and quality.
He said the distribution of the Cherry Fund that was recently enhanced by Sh 4billion by government is well on course and urged farmers to take advantage of the fund tocustom youth hockey jerseys nike air max sale nike air max 90 custom triathlon jersey yeezy shoes jordan air force 1 real madrid jersey yeezy boost 350 v2 best wigs custom triathlon jersey custom dallas stars jersey custom paintball jerseys bouncing putty egg custom nhl hockey jerseys completini intimi molto sexy help them work on their farms for better returns.
Mirugi said the New KPCU is fully committed to assisting farmers achieve the best from their efforts and is offering the best prices for milling coffee and does not charge for storage.
He said today New KPCU is offering the highest numbers of coffee bags for sale at the Nairobi Coffee Exchange (NCE) a good testament that farmers are happy with the services being offered.
Mirugi said coffee prices have also started going up showing that the reforms are bearing fruits and that they have also seen direct buyers also coming in to buy coffee and, in the process, pushing the prices up.
He said the government will continue to offer farmers subsidies in farm inputs to help them increase both quality and quantity.
The chairman Daniel Chemno said the vision of the New KPCU was in line with the National Government to increase coffee production in all the 33 coffee producing counties in Kenya.
He disassociated the New KPCU with comments made by Zablon Mbaabu, chairman of Meru Coffee Millers who claimed that New KPCU was responsible for the theft of coffee in Meru County.
“Our core values are transparency, accountability and famer centric. Our main aim is to uplift the farmer and not to tear them down,” said Chemno.