The official opening of Getong’anya sweet potatoes processing factory in Kuria region, Migori County growers might have a brighter economic future.
The plant, worth Sh117 million, was launched by Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa and is expected to process over 100 tons of sweet potatoes daily, allowing farmers to expand production in the area.
Within a span of three months alone since its inception, the factory has triggered a massive potato farm development in the region, and a sharp increase in production that has seen earnings shoot up by over half a billion shillings from the previous earnings.
According to statistics from the local agriculture office, farmers from the area earned Sh1.5 billion during the 2020/2021 financial year and by the end of the first quarter of the 2021/2022 financial year, the earnings increased by Sh0.5 to Sh2 billion.
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