By Munene Maina.
Imenti Sacco has embarked on training farmers and other Sacco members to carry out their agricultural activities for commercial purposes.
The Sacco Chief Executive Officer, Judy Ngatha said that most farmers were not carrying out their activities for commercial purpose but purely for subsistence and reiterated the Sacco’s desire to change this trend through capacity building.
The CEO said they had partnered with Agri-Terra, a development agency founded and steered by Dutch farmers’ organizations and Co-operative agri-business in achieving these targets.
“This will enable us assist our members fight poverty. We are targeting dairy farmers and coffee farmers who will channel their produce-payout through our FOSA,” Ms Ngatha said.
She emphasized that the Sacco was focused to change Meru residents’ livelihoods for the better by offering products that were tailor-made to their diverse needs.