5 Kenyan Counties are improving coffee practices with new master trainers

The Kenya Coffee Platform trained 42 cooperative extension officers, now Master Trainers, from Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Embu, Tharaka Nithi and Meru Counties for prudential standards on good governance in coffee cooperatives and coffee processing.

The event took placed at KALRO-Embu branch last December using the newly developed KCSM. This initiative is part of the new Kenya Coffee Sustainability Manual (KCSM) piloting, curretnly in an ongoing testing and improvement of its modules. The tool was developed as part of a stakeholder collaboration to harmonize, align and improve training material used for coffee in the country.

The officers were trained by representatives from the Kenyan State Department of Cooperatives (SDC) and the Coffee Research Institute (CRI). The support of the German Ministry of Development and the GIZ has been key to the launch of the Kenya Coffee Platform and its participation on coffee sustainability activities across the country. The project seeks to carry on this training to over 80,000 farmers in the next 14 months through the trained multipliers.

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