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Waiguru in Italy to market Kirinyaga coffee - 9 months ago, 12 July 18:44

Irene Mugo

Kirinyaga County is banking on foreign investors to help revamp its coffee sector amid a plan to increase acreage under the cash crop.

County governor Anne Waiguru says she is currently in Italy to market coffee produced in the devolved unit as she angles to set up a processing plant.

In a statement sent to newsrooms, she said she met with the President of Caffe Corsini - an Italian coffee roasting and processing firm, where they discussed value addition and marketing.

“My government is committed to ensure coffee production is increased and farmers are able to enjoy their hard work,” she said.

The Governor said she hopes that Kirinyaga farmers will one day be able to export coffee to Italy directly.

In the recent past, several growers have uprooted their crop after being discouraged by poor returns that coffee cooperatives pay them.

Kirinyaga has 45,469 acres of coffee grown with 15 cooperative societies and over ...
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