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Makueni Farmers Eyeing European Markets for their Fresh Produce

Maina Karuiru, the National MARKUP Project Coordinator said that mango farmers in the county will be trained on how to produce quality mangoes for both domestic and international markets. "We are keen to ensure that farmers’ produce is of high quality that is acceptable in the European Union market,” he added.

The project also supports Makueni farmers in increasing production of pulses such as green grams and French beans.

Karuiru praised the county leadership for initiating a mango processing factory at Kalamba, which will play a pivotal role in giving farmers value for their efforts.

Governor Kibwana welcomed the collaboration saying market access is key to agricultural production. "We are glad that you are coming in to ensure that our farmers have access to both domestic and foreign market. This will ensure that the farmer is economically empowered and motivated to produce more," he said.

Read the full article in the Standard Kenya