CAS during a meeting with the FAO representative in Kenya, Dr. Gabriel Rugalema.

On 10th August, the CAS held a meeting with the FAO representative in Kenya, Dr. Gabriel Rugalema who visited him in his office to discuss among other things how East Coast Fever can be eradicated in the country.

FAO plans to eradicate this disease by 2027 and they have 20 million vaccine for the exercise. Further, the representative said that there is need to manage trans-boundary movement of animals, and it calls for coordination in order to minimize the risk of infection in the region.

The CAS during a meeting with the south international trade promotion centre-Africa.

The CAS (on 10th August) held a meeting with the south-south international trade promotion center-Africa who paid him a courtesy call to discuss ways to support projects that can create jobs and uplift the livelihoods of our farmers.

They will partner with farmers in Elgeyo Marakwet through cooperatives where the farmers will sign up as growers  and the investors will be charged with processing and marketing of produce and also signing of off take agreements with the Cooperatives.

 

Coffee farmers in coffee growing regions can now follow live proceedings of the sale of their coffee in the Nairobi Coffee Ex-change

Coffee farmers in coffee growing regions can now follow live proceedings of the sale of their coffee in the Nairobi Coffee Ex-change,thanks to the upgraded Coffee Auction system launched today by Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri. The new system, the CS said will create transparency in coffee auction and create confidence in the Farmer.

National Crop conditions bulletin for July 2018.

Prevailing conditions are favourable for maize production in most parts of the Country. Harvesting has commenced in most regions apart from North Rift and some parts of south Rift. Harvesting is expected to continue in August with favourable yields expected. There has been a reduction in FAW infestations due to enhanced rainfall and chemical spraying. However, extremely wet conditions adversely affected beans production in most parts of the country. Prevailing wet conditions in the Central highlands led to rotting and delayed harvesting. Wheat production is favorable in most of the growing areas although heavy rains resulted in late planting. Wholesale prices of most commodities continued to decline.National Crop Conditions Bulletin -July

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The CAS flagged off 118 students under the internship program

The CAS flagged off 118 students under the internship program to undertake training during the 2018/2019 period a program under the ministry of foreign affairs Agency for international Development (Mashav), today at Kilimo. The program will take 11 months and students drown from various universities, among them University of Nairobi, Egerton university JKUAT among others.
Present during the flag off were: Israeli Ambassador H. E. Noah Gal Gelndler, Vice Chancellor Egerton University prof. Rose Mwoya, PS Research Prof. Boga, PS Irrigation prof Segor and other senior staff from the ministry.