Coffee farming the way out of poverty, says Gatundu DC

Afrique en Ligne (Nov. 21, 2011) | Kenya – Gatundu DC Julius Ngumo yesterday called on farmers from the district to take coffee farming seriously. He said the crop was now fetching a good income and could help alleviate poverty in Gatundu.
Speaking at Kiganjo Youth Polytechnic at a one-day agricultural fair organised by the Gatundu Community Development Forum, Ngumo said the crop only required proper management and even those with small portions of land could benefit. He called on the elderly not to cling to land but to subdivide it among their children, saying this would offer the youth the opportunity to invest in agriculture. He said farming had become lucrative due to the increasing demand for food.