twitter RSS Feed linkedin acp contact

Reviewing Kenya’s first agri-hub

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday made an inspection visit to Eni Kenya, the country’s first agri-hub that produces vegetable oil and related bio-products

Kenya 5 augThe agri-hub located at Kwa Kathoka in Makueni County has already employed close to 200 workers. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

The agri-hub located at Kwa Kathoka in Makueni County started production last month and has already employed close to 200 workers, mostly young people from the county.

The establishment of the agri-hub was as a result of a meeting held in Nairobi between President Kenyatta and Claudio Descalzi, the CEO of Eni SPA, an Italian multinational energy company headquartered in Rome.

Eni Kenya, which is a subsidiary of the Italian multinational company, in July last year signed an agreement with the Government of Kenya to promote the circular economy by setting up 20 agri-hubs for production of bio-fuels and related bio-products, with the Makueni agri-hub as the first.

Addressing workers during the inspection visit, President Kenyatta encouraged them to work hard so that the factory can expand rapidly and create more jobs, earn farmers income and help to reduce the cost of fuel.

Speaking during the occasion, Eni Kenya’s managing director Enrico Tavolini said the Makueni agri-hub has an installed capacity of 15,000 tons of oil production annually.

Tavolini added that the factory has already provided market access to over 25,000 farmers and will also operate as a training and technical support hub for the farmers.

Present during the inspection tour were Energy Cabinet Secretary Dr. Monica Juma and Makueni Governor Prof. Kivutha Kibwana and senior officials of the National and county governments.


LATEST NEWS IN Processing & Storage

South Africa progresses into green economy while strengthening food security

South Africa progresses into green econo…

ForAfrika’s main strategy involves working with 20 mn Africans to ensure that by 2032, they would posess the necessary skills and tools they would need to support themselves

AfDB approves financing for Emergency Food Production Programme in Liberia

AfDB approves financing for Emergency Fo…

The Board of directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved US$5.12mn financing for the Emergency Food Production Programme in Liberia

Viking Malt’s latest ‘Finmalt project’ works towards constructing ultramodern malting plant

Viking Malt’s latest ‘Finmalt project’ w…

Viking Malt´s latest project has become a reference for both the Finnish company and Symaga, due to its dimension and by being the storage plant for which Symaga has manufactured...

Cagemax: 25 years of quality in animal proteins and fats

Cagemax: 25 years of quality in animal p…

2022 marks the 25th anniversary of the Dutch company Cagemax, a supplier of high-quality animal proteins and fats

Reviewing Kenya’s first agri-hub

Reviewing Kenya’s first agri-hub

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday made an inspection visit to Eni Kenya, the country’s first agri-hub that produces vegetable oil and related bio-products

Nigeria targets agro-processing as a future growth driver

Nigeria targets agro-processing as a fut…

As Nigeria looks to restructure its economy to be more diversified and sustainable,  agro-processing is emerging as a key tool to improve agricultural value added while also bolstering the sector’s...

Prev Next

OTHER RELATED ARTICLES - Processing & Storage

Reviewing Kenya’s first agri-hub

Reviewing Kenya’s first agri-hub

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday made an inspection visit to Eni Kenya, the country’s first agri-hub that produces vegetable oil and related bio-products

Humanitarian agencies to support West African food security storage system

Humanitarian agencies to support West Af…

As part of the International online conference being held by the ECOWAS Commission, humanitarian agencies have pledged to support and work in respect of the West African food security storage...

Canadian firm to launch stevia plant in Rwanda

Canadian firm to launch stevia plant in …

Rwanda has signed an agreement with Canada-based SteviaLife to establish a stevia processing plant in the East African country

AGI EMEA’s new facilities provide enhanced storage solutions

AGI EMEA’s new facilities provide enhanc…

AGI EMEA’s new facilities in Italy will serve customers across Europe, Middle East and Africa, with innovative equipment and enhanced storage solutions

South Africa progresses into green economy while strengthening food security

South Africa progresses into green econo…

ForAfrika’s main strategy involves working with 20 mn Africans to ensure that by 2032, they would posess the necessary skills and tools they would need to support themselves

Sackett-Waconia and Bagtech International to join forces on the African continent

Sackett-Waconia and Bagtech Internationa…

Sackett-Waconia, USA and Bagtech International, South Africa have reached an agreement to be partners on the African Continent to offer a wide range of products and services for fertiliser industry...

New report on technologies and forecasts in novel meat replacements

New report on technologies and forecasts…

According to the IDTechEx report “Plant-Based and Cultured Meat 2020-2030”, the market for novel meat substitutes is expected to exceed US$30bn by 2030

UK-based Bentall Rowlands launches additional brand

UK-based Bentall Rowlands launches addit…

Bentall Rowlands Storage Systems, one of the world's leading manufacturers of grain silos and storage systems, has launched the new 'BRSS' secondary corporate identity in June 2018

Symaga continues to expand its industrial silos

Symaga continues to expand its industria…

Symaga started 2020 with the installation of three new projects, consolidating its expansion into the Brazilian market and maintaining the company’s continuous growth in Mexico and Romania, keeping its position...

Feed grain and clean conveying

Feed grain and clean conveying

Contemporary grain and feed handling plants are forced to satisfy increasingly strict requirements; African Farming looks at ways to ensure contamination-free conveyance

Canadian firm Ag Growth announce Q2 and H1 results

Canadian firm Ag Growth announce Q2 and …

Ag Growth International Inc. has announced its financial results for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2017, and declared dividends for September, October and November 2017

Global summit boosts clean cold refrigeration drive to support Africa’s farmers

Global summit boosts clean cold refriger…

Sustainable cooling experts from around the globe are taking part in a key virtual summit on ‘Accelerating Sustainable Cold Chain in Africa’ that will give Africa’s policy makers and business...

Prev Next