Kenya Gicherori AA

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Kenya Gicherori AA

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NESTLED ON THE SLOPES OF MT. KENYA REGION WHICH IS KNOWN FOR ITS DEEP RICH RED VOLCANIC SOILS THE GICHERORI FACTORY HAS BEEN IN OPERATION FOR 20YEARS. WITH TEMPS RANGING FROM 12-25DEGREES CELSIUS AND A HIGH RAINFALL OF ABOUT 1500MM PER ANNUM THIS FACTORY SEES A MAIN CROP FROM OCTOBER TO DECEMBER AND ANOTHER SMALLER CROP FROM MARCH TO JULY. CURRENTLY AFFILIATED WITH KIBUGU FCS THE FACTORY RECEIVES ASSISTANCE FROM A GROUP CALLED CMS (COFFEE MANAGEMENT SERVICES). THROUGH THE FINANCING THEY RECEIVE, FARMERS ARE GIVEN ADVANCES FOR SCHOOL FEES AND FARM INPUTS. THE FACTORY MANAGER IS RE-TRAINED EVERY YEAR IN ADDITION TO FIELD DAYS BEING HELD BY THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND AGROCHEMICAL COMPANIES. DEMONSTRATION PLOTS ARE ALSO PLANTED AT THE FACTORY TO HELP WITH TRAINING.

 

BLACKCURRANT • LYCHEE • CHAMOMILE

PROCESS: WASHED

FARMER: 1050 SMALLHOLDERS

LOCALE: EMBU, NYERI

VARIETY: SL28

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