CAS Dr. Andrew Tuimur briefs the media on the forthcoming World Food Day

CAS Dr. Andrew Tuimur briefs the media on the forthcoming World Food Day which is held worldwide on October 16. Kenya’s celebrations will be marked at KARLO, Nakuru County. He is accompanied by World Food Program Kenya Country Director Ms Annalisa Conte and FAO-Kenya Country Director Dr. Gabriel Rugalema. Dr. Tuimur said about 800 million people in the world are affected by food insecurity. 25 million are affected by food insecurity in Kenya, he said.

CS Mwangi Kiunjuri today challenged farmers to go for high quality animal breeds

CS Mwangi Kiunjuri today challenged farmers to go for high quality animal breeds in order to improve milk yields and animal products. He was launching the Dairy Goat artificial insemination (AI) centre at AHITI Ndomba in Kirinyaga County where he also distributed AI kits to representatives of all county governments. He was accompanied by PSs Hamadi Boga, (Agriculture Research) and Harry Kimtai) Livestock) and Kirinyaga Deputy Governor Mr. Ndambiri.

The Chief Administrative Secretary officiated at the 1st African Bovine Reproduction Workshop & Seminar

Today the Chief Administrative Secretary officiated at the 1st African Bovine Reproduction Workshop & Seminar hosted by ADC at their brand new Semen Production centre, Suam Rd, Kitale. He was accompanied by Prof Segor PS Irrigation and Harry Kimtai PS Livestock. The team also visited the nearby Namandala ADC where they witnessed training in the latest ultra sound embryo transfer techniques.

September 2018 Crop Conditions bulletin

 

SUMMARY

Favorable maize yields were realized for the long rains in most parts of the Country. Extremely wet conditions resulted  in reduction in yields in most parts of the country resulting in an increase in the prices of beans in major markets compared to  a normal period. Wheat production was favorable in most of the growing areas although heavy rains resulted in late planting and a reduction in planted acreage.Land preparation for the short rains is ongoing while in some areas, the early planted crop in western region is at weeding stage. Delayed onset of the short rains affected planting especially in the Western Region.Wholesale prices of maize and wheat  continued to decline due to the above average production in most parts of the country.

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Crop Conditions Bulletin September 2018