KBL TO ENGAGE DISABLED PEOPLE IN  FARMING INITIATIVE

Kenya Breweries Limited recently published a report making public its intentions to include more people with disabilities (PWD’s) in its supply chain. The brewery is in partnership with Sight Savers, a company that supports equality for people with disabilities and advocates for change. It has enlisted 71 farmers with disabilities in Homa Bay County to grow sorghum, a key ingredient in beer production.

KBL TO ENGAGE DISABLED PEOPLE IN  FARMING INITIATIVE
KBL Logo. Photo courtesy

Kenya Breweries Limited recently published a report making public its intentions to include more people with disabilities (PWD’s) in its supply chain.

The brewery is in partnership with Sight Savers, a company that supports equality for people with disabilities and advocates for change. It has enlisted 71 farmers with disabilities in Homa Bay County to grow sorghum, a key ingredient in beer production. Other counties to be included in the initiative are Kisumu, Siaya, Busia, and Migori.

In addition to this, KBL hopes to increase the number of PWDs in its supply chain. It also intends to extend its reach to include Uganda and Tanzania in the coming year.

Eric Kiniti, EABL Group Corporate Relations Director, said the company recently reaffirmed its commitment to locally sourced sorghum and barley.

Sorghum farm. Photo courtesy

“To join the program, farmers can obtain an expression of interest form by visiting our agricultural wing of East African Maltings Limited. (EAML) offices can be accessed in Molo or any of our appointed aggregators. Alternatively, they can email us,” he said.