Kenya’s co-ops impress Sierra Leone delegation


By Kamundia Muriithi

Dairy farmers in Kenya have impressed their counterparts from Sierra Leone in the way they source credit to expand their farming and add value to their produce.
A delegation comprising dairy farmers and bank executives from Sierra Leone, while on a benchmarking visit of Blessings Farm in Embu County, said they were impressed in the way farmers formed co-operatives.
Sierra Leone’s Apex Bank Managing Director Momodu Sesay, who led the delegation, said in his country, 70 per cent of the population practise farming, but faced major challenges in accessing loans.
Blessings Farm proprietor Michael Gitonga, 33, inspired the delegation when he narrated how as a class eight drop out he grew napier grass for sale and saved money to buy dairy goats.

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