Firms from China, Turkey and Brazil are at various stages of discussion with the Kenyan Government to roll out investments to set up value addition hubs in the cotton industry, according to the Kenyan Agriculture Ministry. Members of the Kenya Chinese Chamber of Commerce are, for instance, expected to set up textile factories to boost value addition. Chamber Vice Chairman William Zhuo said that talks were underway between members and local farmers, ginneries, spinners and the national government. Its members are familiarizing themselves with the industry value chain and are building partnerships with other actors such as the learning institutions. The cotton textile industry in Kenya had recorded remarkable progress in the last decade owing to reforms.