Title: CTCA undertakes an assessment for implementing Alternative Livelihoods in Kenya
Nairobi: July 7, 2016-
The Government of Kenya has expressed commitment to work with CTCA to facilitate tobacco farmers to transit from tobacco growing to other economically viable alternatives. This revelation was made during a fact finding mission jointly carried out by the CTCA and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Kenya on the implementation of Article 17 and 18 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). A series of consultative meetings are currently under way with the various key government stakeholders to establish the status of implementation for article 17 and 18, as well as the most appropriate strategies for implementing the same.