National Crop Conditions Bulletin July-2019

 

Overview

· The month ofJuly had good  rains in the major crop growing areas in the Western and North Rift regions.

·  Crop performance was poor with crop failure experienced in parts of Lower Eastern, Coast, Narok West 

·  Early planted crops were affected by  water stress resulting in below average yields being realized.

·  FAW infestation, drought and MNLD affected crops in Narok West, Bomet and Bungoma. Kilifi and Kisumu also experienced FAW infestation.

·   A reduction in total area planted for maize, beans and wheat has been observed due to late onset of the rains.

·  Harvesting of beans is ongoing in Meru, Nandi, West Pokot and Elgeyo Marakwet. Maize harvesting is ongoing in parts of  Nyanza and  Rift Valley regions.

· Slight reduction in the prices of maize, while a slight increase in beans and wheat prices was observed in selected markets.

July 2019 Bulletin

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock,Fisheries & Irrigation signed a Protocal on Trade of food & food products

Today the PS SDL Harry Kimtai on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock,Fisheries & Irrigation signed a Protocal on Trade of food & food products with The General Administration of customs of the People’s Republic of China 🇨🇳 represented by Mr Zhang Jiwen, Vice Minister. This was also witnessed by PS Crops Prof Hamada Boga and PS Trade Dr Chris Kiptoo

National Crop Conditions Bulletin -June 2019

Overview

  • The 2019 long rains season has been characterized by late onset of rains, which were  poorly distributed and erratic from February to Mid-March. Early planted crops were affected by  water stress and germination was poor.
  • Planting was delayed in some parts of the country but it peaked up in April with the onset of the rains and planting was complete by end of April.
  • The month of June had good  rains in most parts of the Country which improved crop performance.
  • Harvesting of maize is almost complete in Bomet but production was poor due to erratic rains, FAW and MLND. Harvesting has also commenced in lower and upper Nyanza regions.
  • Notable increase in the prices of maize, beans and wheat was observed in selected markets.

National-Crop-Conditions-Bulletin_June-2019

3rd Inter-Governmental Forum on Agriculture

CS Mwangi Kiunjuri today underscored the need for enhanced cooperation & synergy between the two levels of Government in the delivery of agricultural services. He was officially opening the 3rd Inter-Governmental Forum on agriculture in Mombasa. The 2-day event brings together Governors, the national Government and key stakeholders to assess progress in the sector.

Kenya-Netherlands Agriculture Working Group

The CAS Dr. Andrew Tuimur today opened the 1st meeting between Kenya-Netherlands Agriculture working group at the Radisdon Blu Hotel here in Nairobi. In His remarks the CAS emphasized the good working relations between Kenya and the Netherlands. He also outlined the theme for the cooperation which include support to bilateral agriculture trade, promotion of investment in Agriculture among others.

 

National Crop Conditions Bulletin -May 2019

Overview

·        The 2019 long rains season has been characterized by late onset of rains, which were  poorly distributed and erratic from February to Mid-March. Early planted crops were affected by  water stress and germination was poor.

·        Planting was delayed in some parts of the country but it peaked up in April with the onset of the rains and planting was complete by end of April.

·        The Month of May had good  rains in most parts of the Country which improved crop performance.

·       There was notable reduction of  Fall army Worm infestations that were observed  in Narok, Laikipia, West Pokot, Trans Nzoia and Elgeyo Marakwet, Kisii and Nyamira Counties

·        Notable increase in the prices of maize, beans and wheat was observed in selected markets.

National Crop Conditions Bulletin -May 2019

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 enough in the past, which had resulted in challenges in implementing agricultural activities and programmes.

“The two levels of Government compliment, rather than compete with each other, hence the need for us to collaborate more closely for the sake of developing our agricultural sector” the CS  and the chairman of the Council of Governors Hon. Wycliffe Oparanya observed.

The Meeting which was attended by a record 14 Governors and senior Ministry officials who included the Chief Administrative Secretary Andrew Tuimur and Principal Secretaries resolved to address pertinent issues that hampered the discharge of the Government agricultural mandate.

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.

·         With the onset of the rains late in April, planting and replanting is expected to begin and continue in May.

·         Fall army Worm infestation were observed Narok, Laikipia, West Pokot, Trans Nzoia and Elgeyo Marakwet

·        Notable increase in the prices of maize, beans and wheat was observed in selected markets.

              

National crop bulletin April 2019