First Dairy Festival to be held in Bo­mas, par­tic­i­pants to dis­cuss sec­tor growth

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

The first Dairy Festival will be held in Nairobi next week. The event, aimed at grow­ing the Kenya’s dairy sec­tor, will be at the Bo­mas of Kenya from Novem­ber 25- 26. It is be­ing or­gan­ised by DairyPesa. “The festival will act as a meet­ing point for dairy en­thu­si­asts, pol­icy mak­ers, gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials, me­dia and other stake­hold­ers to dis­cuss and present so­lu­tions for the sec­tor,” DairyPesa global busi­ness de­vel­op­ment co­or­di­na­tor Gert Louis said. He said there are many gaps be­tween farm­ers, pro­ces­sors and mar­kets, which hin­der the na­tion from be­com­ing a global player in the dairy sec­tor. “Our goal is a bet­ter fu­ture for cows, peo­ple and busi­nesses,” Louis said. Dairypesa CEO Ki­pleliet Ronoh said they will ed­u­cate peo­ple on the ben­e­fits of milk. He said DairyPesa has re­cruited more than 126,000 small and medium dairy farm­ers. “We also plan to roll out a sacco by Jan­uary next year to of­fer fi­nan­cial aid to farm­ers,” Ronoh said.

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