Taking Stock of a Decade-long Evidence-based Experiences of Flood-Based Livelihoods Systems (FBLS) in Africa & Asia: Knowledge and Experience Sharing Symposium Dates: 4th – 13th March 2019 Venue: Voi Wildlife Lodge Taita Taveta County Kenya

ICRAF together with MetaMeta, IWMI, FBLN and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation- Directorate of Land Reclamation and National Irrigation Board (NIB) are jointly organizing a symposium as a platform for sharing experiences (through discussions and field visits) as well as cross-fertilization of knowledge on FBLS through the following thematic areas:
• Towards more efficient and resilient flood water governance and management systems;
• Innovative proven SMART (Simple, Market-based, Affordable, Repairable and Technically feasible) technologies in FBLS;
• Good agronomic farming practices for improved livelihoods and food security;
• Job creation particularly for young people and women in FBLS sectors;
• Agroforestry and livestock management in FBLS;
• Resilient appropriate and cost-effective road water harvesting practices; and
• ICT empowered horizonal learning (a cross cutting theme) to further upscale the knowledge and experiences shared.

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PS Irrigation, Prof. Segor commissions water projects

PS SDI Prof Segor inspected and commissioned some of the projects under the Equalization Funds in Tana River County. The State Department for Irrigation is implementing 9 projects in Tana River County i.e. Bangale water pan and borehole, Gurujo water pan, Hadhama water pan, Take water pan, Mardete water pan, Kalkacha water pan , Haroresa water pan, Did-Ade water pan and Tank-E water pans.

National Crop Conditions Bulletin for January 2019

Late onset of the short rains, erratic rains and early cessation adversely affected crop production in most parts of the country during the season. Low acreage was established and below average yields are expected in most parts of the country. Land preparation for the Long Rains has commenced and is expected to continue into February in most parts of the North rift. Harvesting of the short rains beans is ongoing in Nakuru, Kericho and parts of lower and upper Eastern. Maize harvesting is complete in Western, Lower Nyanza and was at 30% in Upper Nyanza which comprises Kisii and Nyamira. Market prices for maize and wheat recorded an increase but bean prices recorded a drop for rosecoco and canadian wonder varieties

National Crop Conditions Bulletin_January 2019
National Crop Conditions Bulletin_January 2019