KENYA – Capwell Industries Limited, the maker of Soko maize and wheat flour brand, is considering partnering with Murang’a Country to support around 19,500 maize farmers in the region.

H.E Irungu Kang’ata, the Murang’a County Governor paid a courtesy visit to the company offices for a lengthy discussion about possible partnerships.

“We had the pleasure of hosting the Murang’a County Governor H.E Irungu Kang’ata at our offices to discuss possible partnerships with the county and how Capwell Industries can support around 19,500 farmers in the region,” Capwell said on its LinkedIn page.

Capwell manufactures high-quality flour, rice, pulses, porridges, and beverages using the best processes and technologies available giving customers an indulging experience through their Soko, Amaize, Pearl, Ranee, and Yola brands.

Recently, during the 3rd Kenya National Fortification Summit, the flour miller was honored as the 1st Runners Up in the Maize Millers Large Category under ‘Celebrating a decade of food fortification in Kenya.

According to the company, the recognition underscores its dedication to fulfilling its purpose of enriching lives through nutrition.

We extend heartfelt gratitude to all who have played a role in our success.”

Joy Millers inks MOU to support maize farmers in Murang’a

Meanwhile, the Murang’a County government has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Joy Miller’s Limited, one of the maize and wheat milling company based in Kagio, Kirinyaga County, Kenya.

According to the agreement, Murang’a maize farmers will be selling their maize to the Miller, as part of efforts to improve farmer’s welfare through their crops.

Murang’a Governor Dr. Irungu Kang’ata noted that in the agreement 17,500 farmers from every ward will be recruited, where each ward will have 500 farmers who will be getting certified maize seed and also get subsidies for fertilisers from the county, as a way to boost maize farming in Muranga County.

Dr. Irungu added that the county is targeting 35,000 bags from farmers, buying at Sh 3,500 for a 90-kg bag set at the minimum price.

Our farmers have been selling their maize at a very low price, but once this programme starts, farmers will benefit from their labour, which is why we have given a minimum guarantee,” he said.

Maureen Muthoni Chomba, Joy Miller’s Director, said that Miller is going to partner with the county government of Muran’ga to provide competent staff who will help educate farmers and enable them to give the best quality as required.

She has also added that they have expressed their gratitude to the Muranga County government.

We are targeting to promote local farmers as we increase the amount of maize we have been getting locally,” she said.

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