By Lydiah Nyawira.
Source: The Standard Media.
Dancun Kamau, at his Batian coffee firm in Embu. Batian coffee farming is sponsored by Nestle Kenya and is known to be high yielding and disease resistant.Nestle, aims at creating value across the coffee supply chain, from farmers to consumers. (PHOTO DAVID NJAAGA/STANDARD)
The devastating impact of drought on Nyeri county's economy was revealed last weekend. According to the Livestock, Tea and Coffee Situation Report from the county's agriculture department, tea and coffee production fell by nearly 50 per cent as drought swept across farms in the region. Coffee production declined from 35.8 million kilos by June last year to 19.8 million kilos this year.