CS Mwangi Kiunjuri today called for synergy in all agriculture value chains in order to facilitate achievement of National food and nutrition security. He was speaking during the official opening of the 2018 Eldoret National ASK Show. He is accompanied by (from left) Eldoret ASK Branch chairman Ratcliffe Nangalama, National chair Anabel Kirinya, Uasin Gishu Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno and CAS Andrew Tuimur.
CS Mwangi Kiunjuri admires two Ashyre cows which he bought during the cattle auction during the official opening of the 2018 Eldoret National Show.
CS Mwangi Kiunjuri addresses farmers at the Namanjalala Farmers Demonstration Centre in Kwanza,Trans Nzoia County today. He thanked farmers in the county for growing a record maize crop last year. He said the county alone, had the capacity to produce the 15m bags of maize shortfall the country requires to feed Kenyans.
CS Mwangi Kiunjuri today (7th March 2018) begun a 4-day official tour of the North Rift Region. Today he addressed middle and large scale maize farmers at the Kitale Museum.
He also addressed small scale farmers at the Namanjalala Farmers Demonstration centre in Kwanza and toured the ultra modern Bull Centre both in Trans Nzoia County before addressing farmers at the NCPB Silos in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County.
Ministry of Agriculture & irrigation officials have hit the ground running to sensitize farmers on the need to produce more in order to realize national food & nutrition security. CAS Andrew Tuimur and Crops PS Richard Lesiyampe were in Nandi and Bungoma Counties today taking the critical message. Above, Dr. Tuimur addressing farmers at Kabiyet, Nandi.
Today the Government has announced by the PS Livestock & Chief Administrative Secretary, Dr Andrew Tuimur the payout of Sh 175 million to livestock farmers under the Kenya livestock Insurance Programme during a breakfast meeting held @ the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Upper Hill. Also present were Hassan Bashir – GCEO TIA, Dr Andrew Mudge – ILRI, Kamau Kuria – CEO Kenya Markets Trust, Godfrey Kiptum – IRA CEO & Commissioner of Insurance, Edwin Otieno – Tskaful Board Director, Mohamud Mohammed – Marsabit Governor, Dr Abdi Isaa – Isiolo Deputy Governor.
PS joined the Kenya Dairy Board to launch their strategic plan 2017-2022. In his speech he thanked KDP for taking its role as a regulator. He asked the stakeholders to walk together to improve the milk production in the country. He further said that the cost of production of milk has come down from Ksh 22/ to ksh 17/ under the programme of small Holder dairy and commecialization which is supporting farmers in many parts of parts of our counties including Nyamira Nandi Kakamega Kisii and others. Through this training farmers are now able to reduce cost of production and make profits in the dairy sector. The PS also said that the government is now in the process of installing milk coolers in various counties. This is part of the process to increase production and quality of milk.
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.
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