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 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.
CS Mwangi Kiunjuri today presided over the 22nd Graduation Ceremony of the Bukura Agricultural College in Kakamega County where 532 students graduated in various diploma & certificate courses.
The CS challenged the graduands to be innovative and venture in self employment especially the well paying agribusiness.
He also challenged parents to let out land for use by their offsprings instead of clinging onto its ownership even at old age.
CS Mwangi Kiunjuri (centre) leads dignitaries in tasting yoghurt made by the Bukura Agricultural College Dairy during the 22nd Graduation of the College.
CAS was in Nandi County today to launch the one acre fund a non-profit corporation that is dedicated to serving hardworking smallholder farmers with knowledge ,financing,distribution and market facilitation.
Currently, 20600 farmers in Trans Nzoia, 24500 in Nandi, 4200 in Kericho, 3700 in Uasin Gishu and 180 in Narok are enrolled.
He was accompanied by the area Mp. Mr Wiliam Kogo and agriculture staff from the county and the one acre fund team leader Mr. Jacob Oluoch.
CS Mwangi Kiunjuri and PS Richard Lesiyampe at the Kisumu NCPB Depot where they inspected newly harvested soghurm .
East African Breweries Limited has signed an agreement with farmers for supply of soghurm, a key raw material in the production of keg beer.
Crops PS Richard Lesiyampe, EABL Group CEO Andrew Cowan, CS Mwangi Kiunjuri and EABL Group Chairman Charles Muchene at the Kisumu factory of the Senator Keg Beer.
The call for abstract for the 2nd National Agri-Nutrition conference to be held on 15th of July 2018 has been extended to 11th -13th of September 2018 in Nairobi !
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