Tomato is one of the promising commodities in horticultural expansion and development in Kenya. TaitaTaveta is a natural choice for an expanded tomato processing industry, because the county is the 3rd largest producer of tomatoes in Kenya. Greenhouse growing of tomatoes guarantees higher returns (it is estimated at almost seven times the return from in-the-field growing at gross margin level) and it ensures that the processing plant is able to access year-round supplies of raw materials thus avoiding the seasonal changes in supply. This project is therefore designed to boost farmers growing tomatoes under greenhouse technology and create a profitable processing plant that provides a ready and reliable market throughout the year. The plant will also process the tomatoes.
Public Private Partnership
Land For Lease, Friendly Investment Policies
Taita Taveta County Government
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