Entries by Charles Njehu

National, County Governments to collaborate to grow agriculture

Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Hon. Mwangi Kiunjuri hosted a successful consultative meeting for the Council of Governors in Mombasa on May 8, 2019 where the two levels of Government agreed to work together to enhance national food and nutrition security. The two levels of Government noted that they have not cooperated closely […]

National Crop Conditions Bulletin -April 2019

Key messages ·        Late onset, poor distribution and erratic patterns  of the 2019 long rains affected the early planted crop resulting in water stress, wilting and poor germinatio in most parts of the country. ·        Planting was delayed in some parts of the country and this is expected to cause a reduction in total production. […]

National crop conditions bulletin-March 2019

Late onset of the 2019 long rains and prevailing dry conditions affected the early planted crop resulting in water stress and wilting being observed in most parts of the country Planting in the Central ,coastal ,lower eastern region is expected to commence once the long rains commence in April Fall army Worm infestation were observed […]

Inaugural High Panel Conference on Agriculture Research in Kenya, ICRAF headquarters, 13th September 2018

The theme of Conference, which was organized by the State Department for Agricultural Research along with other partners, was, “Priority Setting in Agriculture Research: Towards Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security in a Changing Climate” Motivated by the Berlin “Falling Walls Conference” the conference brought together leading personalities drawn from key sectors that influence agricultural research […]

Taking Stock of a Decade-long Evidence-based Experiences of Flood-Based Livelihoods Systems (FBLS) in Africa & Asia: Knowledge and Experience Sharing Symposium Dates: 4th – 13th March 2019 Venue: Voi Wildlife Lodge Taita Taveta County Kenya

Introduction ICRAF together with MetaMeta, IWMI, FBLN and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation- Directorate of Land Reclamation and National Irrigation Board (NIB) are jointly organizing a symposium as a platform for sharing experiences (through discussions and field visits) as well as cross-fertilization of knowledge on FBLS through the following thematic areas: • […]

PS Irrigation, Prof. Segor commissions water projects

PS SDI Prof Segor inspected and commissioned some of the projects under the Equalization Funds in Tana River County. The State Department for Irrigation is implementing 9 projects in Tana River County i.e. Bangale water pan and borehole, Gurujo water pan, Hadhama water pan, Take water pan, Mardete water pan, Kalkacha water pan , Haroresa […]

National Crop Conditions Bulletin for January 2019

Late onset of the short rains, erratic rains and early cessation adversely affected crop production in most parts of the country during the season. Low acreage was established and below average yields are expected in most parts of the country. Land preparation for the Long Rains has commenced and is expected to continue into February […]

validation of the Report of the National Maize Task Force

Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri makes his remarks during the validation of the Report of the National Maize Task Force in Nairobi Friday, 25th January 2019.  He  is flanked by Trans Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba, left and the chairman of the United Grain Millers Association Peter Kuguru. The CS said the Government will do everything possible to […]