- 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.
CS Mwangi Kiunjuri and PS Prof Hamadi Boga display the Agriculture Sector Transformation & Growth Strategy (ASTGS) which was launched in Mombasa today. The 10-year blue print (2019-2029) seeks to increase small-scale farmer incomes, increasee agricultural output and value addition and promote knowledge & skills, research and innovation
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.
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.
Research Call: KCSAP is inviting concept notes from public and private agricultural research and development institutions, universities, and any organization involved in agricultural research to conduct adaptive collaborative research along priority agricultural product value chains (APVC) to generate context-specific CSA-TIMPs that contribute to attainment of the triple wins; namely i) increased productivity, ii) enhancing resilience, and iii) reducing GHG emissions
Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries
P. O. Box 30028-00100 Kenya