The packhouse features cooling systems, irrigation kits, ventilators, water pumps and around-the-clock surveillance cameras, powered by solar and wind energy. It is to be run by the Pamoja Twaweza community-based organisation (CBO).
By enabling buyers to relocate some of their packaging activities, such as final sorting, from Nairobi to Trans Nzoia, the facility will also create more employment opportunities for young people and women, according to Farm Africa.
It’s the work of international NGO Farm Africa, through its Growing Futures project, which helps young farmers in rural western Kenya build resilience to climate change and improve the quality of fresh produce for both export and domestic markets.
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