PS SDL Mr Harry Kimtai attends an official National Exit Workshop of Small Dairy Commercialization Programme at Dairy Training Institute (DTI), in Naivasha.

The PS SDL Mr Harry Kimtai today attended an official National Exit Workshop of Small Dairy Commercialization Programme at Dairy Training Institute (DTI), in Naivasha. The Workshop was planned to reflect on the achievements and lessons learnt from the programme. SDCP has been in operation since 2006, funded by the GOK and the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD). Kimtai thanked IFAD for their great support to this programme which has uplifted small-town scale dairy farmers in Kenya and increased the incomes of the poor rural families.

 

PS Kimtai also officially opened the Dairy Training Institute (DTI) conference centre and 38 modern hostels constructed by SDCP, through the support of IFAD.

 

 

Opening of the 116th ASK Show in Mombasa

Today, H.E the President Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta opened the 116th ASK Show in Mombasa.

In his speech, the President said that his administration has developed a Comprehensive ASTGS 2010-2029 that will guide in increasing agricultural productivity urging the 47 Counties to domesticate it.

He noted that his Government recognizes the importance of Blue Economy and has therefore revived the Liwatoni Fisheries Centre in Mombasa and is in the process of establishing the Shimoni Mariculture Centre.

Further he said that the Ministry of Agriculture has developed the Kenya Agriculture Insurance Programme (KAIP), a Crop Insurance, which has benefited close to 50,000 farmers and the Kenya Livestock Insurance Program in ASAL areas, which has benefitted close to 180 pastoralists.

He was joined by Tourism CS Najib Balala, CAS Dr. Andrew Tuimur, Governor Mombasa Hassan Joho, Governor Kajiado Joseph Ole Lenku, PS Fisheries Prof Ntiba, and PS Livestock Harry Kimtai among other leaders.

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