The Rift Valley Products (RVP) company restored and took a long term lease on the disused Salawa ginnery in 2009 and cotton production began its revival in the Kerio valley of Kenya. The RVP has also promoted cotton production in Western Kenya and Pokot. The business model is to promote enough production locally to make the Ginnery commercially viable, while impacting on the local economy through smallholder capacity building in an old trade that is new to this generation. AECF has provided a match-funded grant of $1.3million to improve ginnery infrastructure.
AECF. Rift Valley Products - cotton production and ginnery. (2011) 7 pp.