The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Plea to Karatina Farmers

The chairman of Ragati Tea Factory Eustace Karanja has said extension services to farmers has helped them improve tea production. "These programmes have created awareness about better crop husbandry, improved land use practices and environmental protection," said Karanja.

Speaking yesterday in Karatina town during the annual general meeting, the chairman urged the farmers to continue applying the techniques they have learnt to boost production.

He said the company had registered improved profitability and growth. Karanja said the company had put in place measures to enhance the tea quality and cut down costs.

The company paid farmers Sh674 .6 million in 2012 as compared to Sh526.5 in 2011.

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