Beer maker seeks 15,000 sorghum farmers
Beer producer Kenya Breweries Limited is seeking to recruit at least 15,000 sorghum farmers in Nyanza to buttress its supply of raw materials ahead of the keg plant launch in Kisumu.
Officials from the firm have been touring the region to strike deals with farmers, especially in Karachuonyo and Lambwe Valley in Homa Bay and parts of Siaya, seen as the main growing areas of the cereal.
Kenya Breweries Limited Managing Director Jane Karuku said the new plant will provide an expanded market mainly for sorghum farmers in Nyanza. The factory, she said, will be heavily reliant on sorghum among other raw materials sourced from locals.
“We want to engage over 15,000 sorghum farmers in Nyanza region for our new plant set to be opened next year as the plant will heavily rely on sorghum from farmers in the region,” said Ms Karuku.
Sorghum farmer Selemiah Ogolla inspects his farm in Nyagome village in Lambwe Valley in Suba North, Homa Bay County, yesterday. Kenya Breweries Limited is set to contract 15,000 growers in Nyanza for its new plant to be opened next year in Kisumu.