Government hosts 1st National Fodder Conference

The first National Fodder Conference in Kenya was held in Nakuru on December 14 and 15, 2017. The Conference was jointly organized by the Government of Kenya and key stakeholders who included development partners.

Addressing delegates during the official opening of the Conference, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Cabinet Secretary Mr. Willy Bett challenged farmers and investors to venture into the fodder business as it had huge potential in Kenya.

‘On its part, the Government will continue formulating the relevant policies and creating a conducive environment for the industry to grow in order to support the fodder value chain and the livestock sector’, said Bett.

Kenya has enough food for the next six months – Cabinet Secretary Mr. Willy Bett

Kenya has enough food reserves to see the country through for the next six months, Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries Cabinet Secretary Mr. Willy Bett announced in the latest National Food Security Status Report released on October 12, 2017.
The CS also announced the price of a 90-kg bag of maize as Sh. 3,200 which takes effect on Monday October 16, 2017 for the current maize crop whose harvesting has just began.