PS Calls for Joint Venture Model for Farmers Production Security
The farmers in the country were on Wednesday asked to start Joint partnerships with private investors in a bid to revitalize the agriculture sector.
Co-operatives Principal Secretary Ali Noor Ismail said such synergies between the farmer ad investors will play a key role in empowering the farmer and ensuring food security and manufacturing in the country.
“The PPP (Public-Private Partnership) model is the strongest vehicle to transform and revitalize our agriculture,” said the PS when he addressed the National Agriculture Summit 2020 in Nairobi yesterday.
According to Mr. Ali, farmers will reap big from adopting the PPP model with private financiers to support farming, giving an example of small-scale cotton farmers in Kwale.
Millions of shillings have already been pumped into the cotton sector by the government in a bid to revive across the 27 counties, starting with Mulunda ginnery in Busia, which recently received Sh30 million.
Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya opened the summit on Wednesday.