East African farm­ers to get 1,000 trac­tors via lease firm

The Star (Kenya) - - News -

Car-leas­ing com­pany Ve­hi­cle And Equip­ment Leas­ing Ltd plans to launch a trac­tor dis­tri­bu­tion scheme in East Africa in part­ner­ship with Tata Kenya. Re­gional man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Paul Njeru said the firm will avail 1,000 trac­tors to farm­ers in var­i­ous parts of the coun­try. Speak­ing dur­ing a farm­ers meet­ing in Narok Town on Satur­day, Njeru said VAELL will also roll out the project in Uganda, Rwanda and Tan­za­nia. He said VAELL has al­ready picked part­ners from South Africa, Brazil and In­dia to par­tic­i­pate in the project with Tata Kenya, hav­ing so far con­trib­uted more than 25 John Deere trac­tors. “VAELL has com­mit­ted Sh1 bil­lion to­ward agri­cul­tural mech­a­ni­sa­tion over the next five years,” Njeru said.

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