· 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.