Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) will train 60,000 farmers on sustainable and regenerative agricultural practices.
The announcement was made on Thursday, May 11 at an agricultural forum hosted by KBL in Nairobi.
KBL will provide the farmers with agricultural skills and resources to help them build economic and environmental resilience in the face of climate change.
The company will also equip smallholder farmers with the means to successfully build a profitable enterprise while ensuring the utmost quality product enters their supply chain.
Speaking at the forum, Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi noted that part of the Government's mandate is to create an enabling environment for agricultural development, enhance national food security, and improve market access and trade.
"We recognise and appreciate the efforts of the private sector led by companies such as East African Breweries. We applaud their efforts in providing a source of livelihood to thousands of farmers in Kenya and their commitment to promoting sustainable sourcing. We are open for more partnerships and progressive engagements on how best we can work together to ensure that we secure the future of our food," Kithuri stated.
The Group Corporate Relations Director, Eric Kiniti said," Our local sourcing programme is a crucial business priority for us. It enables us to grow value together with the farmers in Kenya."