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Thursday, 07 April 2016

Kenyan Start-Up Signs Deal to Set Up Organic Fertiliser Plant

Kenyan start-up, Wanda Organic has signed a deal with two global firms from the Philippines to set up an organic fertiliser manufacturing plant in Kenya. The two Philippines-based companies, ELR Family Trading Inc. and Richfund International will oversee the manufacture of Plantmate Bio-Organic Fertiliser in Kenya. "It's commendable to see more young Kenyans venture into agriculture and we are committed to supporting such initiatives" Agriculture Cabinet Secret art Willy Bett noted during the signing agreement on Monday, "the government will continue to support such ventures by the youth." Currently, Wanda Organic imports and markets Plantmate Bio-Organic Fertiliser, which is produced in Philippines from plant and animal wastes. The fertiliser has been on a pilot testing since 2014 in Machakos, Makueni Counties, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Nakuru and Laikipia Counties.
Source: allafrica.com