Cooperatives to Focus on Value Addition

Cooperatives to Focus on Value Addition

Farmers in Soy Sub County have turned to value addition to take advantage of the surplus supply of maize in the County and to mitigate against unpredictable prices.

The Department of Cooperatives and Enterprise Development on Thursday held the first meeting with more than eight Farmers’ Cooperative Societies from the Sub County with the aim of helping them to form a Cooperative Union.

The union which targets all active Farmers’ Cooperative Societies within the area, upon its formation will venture into value addition by setting up a milling factory.

County officials led by CEC for Cooperatives Ms. Esther Mutai, CO Isaac Lagat, Cooperatives Commissioner Roselyne Rae, Soy Sub County Agricultural Officer Joash Wafula, Sub County Administrator Mr Barno and Ward Administrator Elikanah Chumo among others helped the team to choose interim officials and to set the modalities that will see the union kick off soon.

The meeting was hosted by one of the most successful societies in Soy known as Kurur Women Cooperative Society.

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