By GEORGE OMONDIMore by this AuthorAldi stores, one of the biggest supermarkets in the United Kingdom, has started stocking French beans from Kitale promising western Kenya farmers improved earnings. Aldi had in 2016 teamed up with Farm Africa to support young farmers in Kenya under its Growing Futures project. Under the three-year partnership, the retailer has pledged to donate more than Sh34.8 million (£260,000) to Farm Africa. The French beans are the first product from the partnership to hit Aldi’s shelves, with the product going on sale in 10 Aldi stores across the Midlands on 8 November 8, the organisations said in a statement. The branded packs from Western Kenya are meant to test how the UK food retail industry can use its own supply chains to help trigger development in regions that they source from.
Source: Daily Nation November 08, 2018 18:22 UTC