Kamuyu Factory

Kamuyu factory is situated in Tetu loation, Unjiru sub-location, Nyeri central district east of aberdare mountains. It started its operations in the year 1965 being one of 18 factories in former Tetu coffee growers’ co-operative society ltd which had eighteen factories. In 1999, the society split into eighteen single factory society’s Kamuyu factory being one of them.in the year 2004, the government encouraged the single societies to merge and form a large and economically viable society. This effort resulted to the formation of two societies namely Aguthi and mutheka farmer’s co-operative society ltd. The factory has four diferent zones of Kaiguri catchment area. These zones are Tetu, Kihatha, Mathari, Gitathini.

Production

Year CHERRY (KGS)
2013/2014 158,562
2012/2013 205,037
2011/2012 265,034
2010/2011 53,234
2009/2010 117,682
2008/2009 209,017
2007/2008 210,965.5
2006/2007 132,284.5
2005/2006 318.57
2004/2005 277,061.5
Total 1,629,196
Average 162,919.61

 

 

Av Trees per farmer 211
Early: Late crop ratio(%) 1:2.7
Drying Method sun drying
Harvesting Method Hand picking
Equipment used Buckets, chiondos, sacks
Main Crop Season October – November
Varieties SL28, SL34, RUIRU 11, BATIAN
Soils Red Volcanic Soil