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Governor to engage youth in agricultural revival

13 September 2013, 16:30 Joseph Njung’eh

Youths in Central Kenya have refused to engage in coffee farming due to low and poor returns the crop has been making for a long time.  

Nyeri - Research has shown that coffee farming in Kenya is suffering a generational crisis after youth who grew up hearing the lamentations of their parents decline to take up farming of the crop.

However, Nyeri governor, Nderitu Gachagua, has said his plan to have coffee from his County sold centrally will bring the youth back to farming the crop.

He said they only need to demonstrate that there is money in the sector to have the youth go back to farming the crop which has been left to the senior citizens.

Gachagua said the crisis resulted from exploitation of farmers by millers through either failing to pay for the produce or under grading it thereby making farmers continue suffering and incurring loses.

He asserted that his government is ready to engage the youth in the County's agricultural revival, but said but they must be organised in groups to get assistance from the County and National governments' programs.

He however said he is aware that the move to introduce reforms in coffee marketing is facing resistance since some millers are inciting farmers against it so that they can retain the status quo.

He revealed that he is formulating legislation to manage the agricultural sector.

Gachagua made the remarks at Kabiru-ini show ground after touring various stands during the ASK show.

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