Can I have
Black currant • Pink grapefruit • Strawberry
- Nyeri, Kenya
- SL-28, SL-34, Ruiru11, Batian
The Ngunguru Factory is located in Mathira division, Nyeri region of the central province of Kenya. It is 160km from Nairobi and 5km from the town of Karatina along the Nairobi-Nyeri highway. This region has deep, fertile soils rich in organic matter with a high water retention capacity. The soils have a well-developed structure providing good drainage and aeration for the coffee trees.
In this area, farmers mainly grow the SL-28 and SL-34 varieties, often receiving seeds from the factory nursery. Ngunguru has a field-supervisory committee that oversees all field operations and offers technical advice. Farmers are encouraged to plant shade trees and avoid inter-cropping to achieve higher production and a demonstration plot exists at the factory to train farmers on good agricultural practices.