November 2018 Crop conditions Bulletin

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 is expected to improve and stabilize in December except in parts of the Rift Valley and Coast(Baringo, Samburu, Laikipia, Tana River, West Pokot and Narok). Slight FAW occurences were noted in Trans-Nzoia, Homa Bay and Kisii. Market prices for maize and beans recorded an overall decline while prices of wheat recorded an increase.

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CS Agriculture Mwangi Kiunjuri met MS @Ingrid_Korving, Netherlands Agriculture Counselor for Kenya and Tanzania.

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 two countries plan to start implementing the system on the cut-flowers before spreading it to other agricultural exports.

 

CS Mwangi Kiunjuri met IFAD’s Country Director for Kenya Esther Kasalu @e_coffin, where they discussed 18 IFAD funded projects in the country.

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 smooth working relationship with IFAD to accelerate the growth of the projects.

 

EAC Ministers for Agriculture sign their Report after the end of the 12th Meeting of the Sectoral Council for Agriculture in Arusha, Tanzania,

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 & Phytosanitary standards for plant health food & feed security and harmonize farm inputs.

Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri attended the Brookside Dairy Raw Milk Supplier Awards at Brookside Dairy in Ruiru

 

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 school milk programme which has already been adopted by 8 counties.

To increase the volume of processed milk, He urged farmers to observe best practices in dairy farming.

CAS Andrew Tuimur (right) today received the prestigious JICA President Award on behalf of the Ministry.

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 (left). Also present was the project National coordinator Fransica Melange.

Kenya loses over Sh.10b to Illegal, Unreported & Unregulated (IUU) fishing activities in the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and territorial sea.

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, the CS regretted that IUU is a global problem that requires commitment by all nations to eradicate.

The Sustainable Blue Economy Conference that Kenya hosted in Nairobi from Monday ended today

The Sustainable Blue Economy Conference that Kenya hosted in Nairobi from Monday ended today with the the world committing itself to fully exploit water resources to promote standards of living. The 3-day Conference was attended by a record 17,600 delegates from 170 countries who included 12 Heads of State, several Prime Ministers and 84 Ministers.The Conference was officially closed by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta.

CS Mwangi Kiunjuri with the Egyptian Minister for Water Resources & Agriculture Mohamed Abdel Atty.

CS Mwangi Kiunjuri with the Egyptian Minister for Water Resources & Agriculture Mohamed Abdel Atty. The two held bilateral talks at the sidelines of the on-going SBE Conference in Nairobi yesterday. Their talks focused on cooperation between the two countries in areas of irrigation and water purification. Egypt promised Kenya a $5.5m for Water management & utilization.