Benefit from sorghum value addition in Meru

Over 20,000 smallholder farmers from Meru, Tharaka-Nithi and Kitui counties are set to benefit from sorghum value addition to make beer, biscuits and sausages through the help agri-business enterprise, Shalem Investments, a sorghum purchasing and processing company based in Meru.


The farmers who are grouped in groups of between 20 and 50 farmers will also be helped to identify markets by Shalem enabling them sell the produce at a profit while also processing to make sorghum based products. Traditionally, sorghum has been used in the preparation of porridge and ugali especially by families living in arid and semi-arid areas in Kenya.


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