Tea farmers from Embu county have been trained on diversified farming methods which include planting fruit trees and food crops in a single field as well as livestock and aquaculture farming as a means to achieve food security and financial security.
The training was courtesy of Daima Sacco.
Speaking at Kigari Teachers Training College, Sacco CEO Daina Wawira said many tea farmers experience tough times especially during dry seasons hence diversification will address the challenge.
She said the Sacco will offer financial assistance to the farmers in form of loans and urged the farmers to register with the institution to benefit from the plan.
Wawira also noted that the farmers will be trained on financial literacy.
One of the trainers Isaac Mutugi, who is the director ZAKLEE Real Estate, said they have partnered with the Sacco to help the farmers invest in land in Mbeere.
He said the company will purchase lands for the farmers in form of loans and that the farmers will be handed over their tittle deeds once they complete their loan repayments.
Daima Sacco is one of the giant Saccos in Embu county. The Sacco has eight branches across the county and offers FOSA services, business loans and micro credit services.
By Brian Kaleti