PROTOCOLS AND GUIDELINES FOR LIVESTOCK MARKETS
Due to the COVID – 19 pandemic, the Government introduced a number of control measures that are aimed at controlling the spread of the virus. A number of concerns have therefore been received through the various feedback mechanisms instituted by the Ministry.
This therefore calls for additional measures and may enhance in ensuring that the public/farmer is not inconvenienced but at the same time ensuring that there is no virus spread.
PROTOCOLS AND GUIDELINES FOR FOOD PROCESSORS AND FRESH PRODUCE HANDLING FACILITIES
Food processing and feed manufacturing should be categorized as an essential service and be allowed to operate on 24 Hour basis. This will ensure adequate production of the commodities and hence ensure that the food items are available on the shelves at all times. If possible, avail identification badges for staff in food processing facilities Read More >>
PROTOCOLS AND GUIDELINES FOR FOOD TRANSPORTERS
County Governments should create awareness for commercial transport operators to fumigate and sanitize trucks and food grade packaging materials used in food distribution in accordance with existing Ministry of Health regulations and East African Community Guidelines on free movement of goods. Read More >>
PROTOCOLS AND GUIDELINES FOR NATIONAL POLICE SERVICE (NPS) AND NATIONAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS (NGAO)
The Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government should categorize all value chain actors in the food supply chain as essential service providers. These include farmers and farm workers, fisher folks, input suppliers and agro-vets, food transporters and distributors, Veterinarian and Food processors. In some cases, it might include Boda Boda and Tuk Tuks who are used to transport milk and food from farms to the market. Read More >>
PROPOSED STRATEGIES /PLANS TO STABILIZE STAPLE FOOD PRICES UNDER THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC (TO BE SUBMITTED TO MINISTRY OF TRADE & INDUSTRIALIZATION AND COMMAND CENTER).
The anticipated risks associated with outbreak of COVID-19 outbreak include food shortages, food access, market closures, social unrest and price shocks. There is need for an intervention plan to assure continued stability and access in Kenya’s food markets. The following are the proposed strategies/plans; Read More >>
GUIDELINES FOR TRADERS & OPERATIONALIZATION OF FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN MARKETS
- County Governments should establish the main workforce required to sustain food supplies. These include; wholesalers, retailers, vegetable vendors and transport operators (handcart pushers, motorcycle riders, pick-ups and trucks)
- County Governments should sensitize workforce handling food supplies on COVID-19 and provide such workforce with necessary certification to operate. Read More >>
PROTOCOLS AND GUIDELINES FOR FARMERS & FARMERS ORGANIZATIONS
- Farmers, pastoralists and fisher folk are required to adhere to Ministry of Health guidelines by practicing proper sanitation and social distancing.
- Farmers are encouraged to prepare their land and take advantage of the current rains to plant and carry out other farm related operations. Pastoralists and fisher folk are also encouraged to continue with their operations. Read More >>
PROTOCOLS AND GUIDELINES FOR INPUT SUPPLIERS & AGROVETS
- Input supply is an essential service in food production and other farm operations. Input service providers should encourage use of digital technologies so as to minimize their own exposure. As much as possible use mobile money transfers for business transactions.
- Input suppliers should stock essential inputs to facilitate food production in different agro ecological zones Read More >>