The Principal Secretary, State Department of Agriculture Research Prof. Hamadi Boga, has refuted a report in one of the country’s local newspapers that the Government has increased the recently set price of maize from Sh.2,300 per 90Kg bag to Sh. 3,000. The story headlined Government yields to Sh. 3,000 price tag for 90kg bag of […]
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CS Mwangi Kiunjuri today launched the Nyanjigi Small-holder Irrigation Project in Kangema Contituency, Murang’a County. He is accompanied by (from left) Kangema MP Muturi Kigano, PSs Joseph Irungu (Water) and Prof. Fred Segor (Irrigation). The Sh. 289m project covers about 1,000 acres and will be implemented in 3 phases. Later, the CS commissioned the Sh. […]
Late onset of the short rains adversely affected crop production in parts of the country and this is likely to lead to low production during the season.This is especially critical for beans production due to the short growing period of the crop. However with onset of the rains, the trend […]
Today CS Agriculture Mwangi Kiunjuri met MS @Ingrid_Korving, Netherlands Agriculture Counselor for Kenya and Tanzania. They discussed how to advance the E-Certification programme on Kenyan exports to Netherlands. The electronic system allows digitization of phytosanitary certification, will eliminate forgeries and is able to process more than 90% of phytosanitary certificates to Netherlands from Kenya. The […]
Today CS Mwangi Kiunjuri met IFAD’s Country Director for Kenya Esther Kasalu @e_coffin, where they discussed 18 IFAD funded projects in the country. The Projects have changed livelihoods through credit delivery, agro-processing and promoting gender equality. These interventions have boosted agricultural productivity leading to improved incomes. CS Mwangi Kiunjuri promised to have a close and […]
EAC Ministers for Agriculture sign their Report after the end of the 12th Meeting of the Sectoral Council for Agriculture in Arusha, Tanzania, yesterday. In the report, they agreed, inter alia, to share country food & nutrition security status reports, step up border surveillance for animal disease & pests control, develop & enforce Sanitary & […]
Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri attended the Brookside Dairy Raw Milk Supplier Awards at Brookside Dairy in Ruiru where over KSh100m was given to winners. He was with CAS Dr. Andrew Tuimur and the Chief Executive Chairman Brookside Dairy, Mr. Muhoho Kenyatta. He commended Brookside Dairy for donating milk to public ECD centres in out […]
CAS Andrew Tuimur (right) today received the prestigious JICA President Award on behalf of the Ministry. The annual award is given in recognition of well implemented JICA funded is projects with tangible impact on their beneficiaries. The award presented in respect of SHEP-PLUS Project was handed over by JICA’s Chief Representative in Kenya Keiko Sano […]
The Government will increase land under rice in Mwea Irrigation Scheme by 10,000 acres as a strategy to boost rice production in the country, Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri said today. To achieve this, the Government will build dams and improve roads and other infrastructure in the area, he said.
Kenya loses over Sh.10b to Illegal, Unreported & Unregulated (IUU) fishing activities in the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and territorial sea, CS Mwangi Kiunjuri said today. In a speech read on his behalf by Fisheries PS Prof. Micheni Ntiba, during a side event at the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference that ended in Nairobi today, […]
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