Governor Dr Jonathan Bii on Friday hosted a delegation of investors from South Korea, led by Mr Lim Dino of Jabali Co Ltd (Korea) and Ambassador-designate to the Republic of Korea, Amb. Prof. Emmy Kipsoi.

The team expressed interest in partnering with the County Government of Uasin Gishu to promote the country’s coffee and provide a market in South Korea.

Governor Dr Bii lauded the discussions and assured his support for the initiative, emphasizing the potential of coffee farming as a vital driver of the local economy.

The Governor also encouraged stakeholders to collaborate in raising public awareness about the value of producing top-quality coffee products.

“The strategic partnership between Uasin Gishu County and South Korean investors in the coffee sector signifies a step towards leveraging international markets, promoting sustainable agricultural practices, and enhancing economic opportunities for local coffee farmers,” said Dr Bii.

“We are here to educate farmers on the significance of maintaining coffee quality,” emphasized one of the delegates from Korea.

After the courtesy meeting at Governor Bii’s office, the delegation got to engage with farmers to understand the perspectives and needs of the local farmers ahead of the collaboration.

Chief Officers Elphas Kesio (Agriculture), Ruth Samoei (Cooperative) Directors Reuben Seroney, Joel Rutto, Isack Lagat, Peter Ng’etich, Coffee officer Mr Nicholas Maritim among those present during the visit.