•Chelugui said the coffee farmers deserve better adding that the reform the President William Ruto's administration initiated were already bearing fruits.
•Already, he said steps have been taken to cut off cartels from the sector who had been eating off the sweat of the farmers.
The government says coffee farmers across the country are set to enjoy better crop prices following a raft of reforms
Cooperatives and Micro and Small Enterprise Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui said the farmers would now ear Sh80 per kilo up from Sh20.
He said the ongoing reforms has seen cartels cut off from the coffee sector adding that at least 14 unions had been picked to represent the farmers at Nairobi Securities Exchange.
"This represents a step forward because your issues will be articulated well," he said.
The CS said coffee farmers would reap even more in the face of a fluctuating shilling noting that the more it fluctuates against the dollar, the better for them.
He was speaking in Kisii on Thursday during the launch of Coffee Cherry Advance Revolving Fund at the Agricultural Training Center.
Farmers from Bomet, Migori, Kisii, Narok and Nyamira attended the event.
Chelugui said farmers could now easily monitor coffee prices at the Nairobi Securities Exchange.
The CS said legislation meant to further improve the coffee sector has been presented to the National Assembly.
He cautioned against unnecessary borrowing by Sacco bosses who end up squandering the money.
Kenyan coffee, he said, still continues to enjoy the best rates in the world because of its quality.
Robert Nyangechi, on behalf of farmers, said 20 percent of funds left in societies are inadequate to undertake value addition.
He also said most machines at the factories were obsolete affecting production.
On debts, Nyangechi said Gusii farmers still reeling under debts, which were not waived as other factories.
He further asked for improved security at factories to reduce theft of berries.