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CS Willy Bett announces Sh 215 million drought insurance payouts fo...

CS Willy Bett announces Sh 215 million drought insurance payouts for pastoralists

Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries Cabinet Secretary Mr. Willy Bett has announced a Sh 215 million drought insurance payout to 12,064 vulnerable pastoral households in the arid and semi-arid (ASAL) Counties of Mandera, Marsabit, Isiolo, Tana River, Turkana and Wajir. The CS said the payout will be coordinated by the Government’s Kenya Livestock Insurance Program (KLIP) […]

Fertilizer arrives in time for planting season

Fertilizer arrives in time for planting season

The Government has imported 150,000 metric tons of fertilizer in readiness for the next planting season of March-April which will be sold to farmers at a subsidized price of Sh. 1,800 per 50 kg bag for planting fertilizer and Sh. 1,500 for that of top-dressing.77,000 metric tonnes of the fertilizer has already arrived at the […]

Government to support production of macadamia

Government to support production of macadamia

Government to support production of macadamia The Kenya Government is distributing subsidized macadamia nuts seeds as part of its strategy to increase production of the crop’s oil-rich products, the Principal Secretary, State Department of Agriculture Dr. Richard Lesiyampe said on December 19, 2016. This he said is being done under the Macadamia nuts revitalization Program. […]

National Government, Counties to join hands in food production

National Government, Counties to join hands in food production

The Government has committed to formulate and roll out agriculture strategies aimed at promoting agriculture through youth-run agricultural enterprises. During a successful two day Inter-Governmental Agriculture Forum held in Mombasa on November 21-22, 2016, both National and County levels of Government appreciated the role each was playing in implementing agricultural policies for increased food production. […]