Stakeholders urge Govt to urgently intervene in Del Monte land tussle

The national government has been urged to protect Del Monte fruit growing and processing company from possible extinction as a result of dwindling farm land. Trade unionists, members of Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) and the company management raised concerns about the same while signing the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Del Monte Ltd, Kenya Union … Read more

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Install a cooling plant for preservation, horticulture farmers demand

Horticultural farmers in Nyandarua County have urged the national government to install cooling plants in all sub counties for the preservation of their products before they are transported to major cities like Nairobi and Nakuru. Speaking in Olkalou, the farmers said as a result of the increase in the price of petroleum products, at times … Read more

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Murang’a farmers urge Govt to suspend Coffee Regulations 2019

Members of Gatagua Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative Society in Murang’a County have urged the government to suspend the Coffee Regulations 2019. During a Special General Meeting held recently, the farmers argued that the new regulations do not favor competition in the marketing of coffee hence denies them a chance to explore other opportunities for better returns. … Read more

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Sector experts urged to help SMEs access global markets

Experts in the cooperative movement have been challenged to assist small rural-based enterprises access local and international markets for their products. Women groups in Mbeere South involved in making eco-friendly kiondos from degradable sisal fibre said the fact that they cared for the environment qualified them for assistance. The Kiritiri Kwimenya Self-Help Group,   whose products … Read more

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Dairy Coops dominate Ushirika Day awards in Kiambu

Dairy cooperatives in Kiambu County dominated the awards in this year’s International Day of Cooperatives, Kiambu chapter, held at Karuri Primary School grounds in Kiambaa Sub-county. Githunguri Dairy Farmers Cooperative Society, the third largest milk processor in the country, emerged the winner in large society’s category and was awarded as the best in value addition/innovation with diverse … Read more

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Varsity trains 100 South African SMEs on innovation, technology

Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (WRSETA) in partnership with Zetech University  are training over 100 SMEs from South Africa on networking, marketing, customer care, and food safety regulations among other business-oriented skills. South Africa’s High Commissioner to Kenya Mninwa Johannes Mahlangu said the skills will empower the SMEs to grow their country’s … Read more

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Gov’t urged to pay salaries through Saccos

Amica Sacco Chairman Hezron Maina Muchiri has asked the government to channel salaries for public servants and payment to suppliers through Saccos. Muchiri said the money will boost Sacco portfolios and also improve their financial status. He lamented that payment of civil servants and entrepreneurs exclusively through banks was alienating Saccos from the national payment … Read more

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