Tea industry reforms update by CAS Annie Nyaga
Mkulima today the ministry of agriculture top bras was out and about selling their new agenda for the ministry and for the hardworking farmers of our motherland. The ministry has embarked on tea industry reforms that would see the sector back to its former glory.
The only thing that was on their mind is tea and on how to improve the sector with reforms. The ministry is working hard to ensure tea farmers and the industry is back at the top.
Tea industry reforms
This morning, CS Hon Peter Munya held the tea industry Reforms meeting in Embu County.
The reforms follow the directives given by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta and are a culmination of a process that began in 2014.
In the recent past farmers have been complaining about all the challenges and exploitation they face from the state agencies and buyers.
This pain went all the way to the county bosses with some even thinking of changing legislation.
They were in different locations but with the same message. All the message they came to deliver was about the tea sector reforms.
CS Munya toured and held meetings with tea farmers on the tea sector reforms at Ragati tea factory, Chinga tea factory and at Othaya stadium.
The CAS was in different parts of the tea growing regions and she had a lot to share with the farmers present. to say.
I’m delighted to have had an open-air meeting with tea farmers from Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Embu, Meru, and Tharaka Nithi.
During the meeting, we discussed implementing interventions for setting up the tea factory.
The factory is to be set up on a suitable, sustainable and profitable path.
This is as a result of all the challenges that farmers face during tea production.
The objective is to reposition the tea industry as a profitable venture. This is aimed to reinforce its role as the major contributor to the country’s socio-economic development.
This is also meant to create a source of livelihood for over 6 million Kenyans who are directly or indirectly involved in the value chain.
CAS Nyaga concluded by urging for the collaboration of all stakeholders.
As a result of industry-wide collaboration, it is aimed that it will lead to the successful implementation of the reforms.
With the establishment of a framework that guarantees a thriving tea industry.
Through this, we shall facilitate a process that will ensure equity and fair returns.
Credits: CAS Annie Nyaga. CS Peter Munya
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