Gov’t to boost farmers in fisheries production

Fish farmers in 15 Counties across the country have received assorted inputs and equipment from the National Government to boost fisheries production. Addressing fish farmers at the Kisii Agricultural Training Centre when he launched the inputs distribution to farmers, Fisheries, Aquaculture and Blue Economy PS in the Ministry of Agriculture, Dr Francis Owino, said the exercise is meant […]

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Agriculture Ministry embarks on pilot agricultural data collection

The Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics has embarked on a Quarterly Agricultural survey in three counties. Speaking during a courtesy call to Busia County Commissioner at the boardroom on Monday, the Assistant Manager KNBS Zachary Ochola said that despite agriculture being the backbone of the country, there were […]

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Modern farming practices increase rice production in Kisumu

Rice farmers in Kisumu County are an excited lot following bountiful returns of the crop, occasioned by Government interventions and the use of modern technology in farming. In the previous season between June 2020 and February 2021, rice production from the over 42 schemes in the area increased from 15 to 35 bags of 80 […]

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Ministry of Agriculture collaborates with USAID, FAO in training vets

The Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with United States Agency for International Development (USAid) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has initiated a training program for veterinary officers on new surveillance, detection and management techniques of transboundary animal diseases. Principal Secretary State Department for Livestock, Harry Kimtai said in Sub-Saharan Africa where livestock production accounts […]

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Government donates milk cooler, AI Kits to boost dairy farming

The national government through the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives has boosted Kisii dairy farmers’ efforts towards achieving food security by donating a milk cooler, 3 artificial insemination kits, and modern abattoir equipment. Speaking during the launch of Tree-planting exercise in Kisii National Polytechnic (KNP) in Kisii town, the manager Trustee of Commodity […]

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