The CS says the programme will be implemented in the spirit of implementing the recommendations of the coffee task force that was appointed by the President. The programme will be undertaken through ongoing World Bank projects, namely the National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Growth Project (NAGRIP) and the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP).
Agriculture CS Peter Munya on 16th April 2020 introduced a raft of measures aimed at sanitizing the tea industry. However, these interventions left a section of private sector players and KTDA membership that constitutes the board and management aggrieved, citing lack of consultation and over-regulation by the government.
15th April 2020 saw the disbursment of Non-Bt Cotton from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives (MALFC) headquarters. While flagging off the consignemt, the CS noted that cotton can potentially be grown in 24 counties in arid and semi-arid areas.