Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

View all Manasseh's badges.

Nestle urges coffee farmers to improve on quality

12 November 2014, 12:37 Joseph Njung'eh

Nyeri - Nestle company has asked coffee farmers to improve on the quality of their product so as to get sustainable incomes.

Nestle’s Equatorial Africa CEO, Cornel Krummenacher said some of the coffee delivered by farmers is of low quality and thus attracts low payments.

Speaking at Mutheka coffee factory in Tetu, Nyeri County, Cornel attributed the low quality of coffee to soil complaining that some farmers were mixing crops.

He spoke during a meeting with coffee farmers, an initiative that was organised by Coffee Management Services (CMS) ltd.

CMS managing director, Kamau Kuria, said coffee farmers’ cooperatives in Kiambu, Murang’a, Kirinyaga, Nyeri, Embu and Meru counties have reported an increase in production of between 70 and 400 percent.

Through a program dubbed 'Creating Shared Value Initiative' spearheaded by CMS, Kamau said the company has been training farmers on better farming methods.

“Since year 2011 our training has impacted on over 26 000 farmers with training on good agricultural practices. Over 4 000 farmers have adopted the high yielding and disease resistant Batian variety, and we expect the production to increase by a further 15 percent by 2016,” said Kamau.

Some of the cooperatives that have adopted farming methods initiated by CMS include Barichu Cooperative Society in Karatina, which collects green coffee from close to 4 000 farmers.

The Cooperative has recorded the highest increase in production from 980 000 to 5 million kilograms in the past three years.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and likeour Facebook page!

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Wilwon Ochieng
Deputy Governor's ally found with...

The EACC has recovered KES 2 million in fake currency from a close ally of Deputy Governor for Tharaka Nithi Eliud Mati. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Mudavadi given permission to join...

Musalia Mudavadi has been ghranted permission by his party to join the CORD Coalition. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
EACC officers raid Deputy Governo...

EACC officers raided the home of a Deputy Governor as theft case continues in court. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
New IEBC bosses to be named Novem...

New IEBC bosses will be named on November 30. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
DP Ruto has spoilt my name, activ...

DP William Ruto has spoilt my name, activist complains. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Apologise for attack on Auditor G...

Apologise for attack on Auditor General, President Uhuru Kenyatta is told by Kisumu Senator Anyang Nyong'o. Read more...