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