Homabay County Governor Gladys Wanga demonstrates on correct spacing of cotton on the farm. Photo Enock Okong'o

Governor Wanga provides KSh27 million seeds to over 35,000 farmers in Homa Bay

Homa Bay County Governor Gladys Wanga has launched cotton planting initiative called Pamba Mwandu, Cotton is Wealth in the area. She said that Homa Bay has enough water and supportive soil for cotton capable of producing more than 10.4 million tonnes cotton per year enough for home consumption and for sale. “Our black soil and…

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Governor Arati launches programme to spur growth of agriculture sector

Kisii County Governor Simba Arati has launched the Farmer Enumeration and Profiling Project to transform the county into an agriculture and business hub. “This programme will provide a road map for eradication of poverty by addressing food insecurity and in turn boost agriculture which is our main source of wealth,” he said. Arati was speaking…

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County launches initiative to integrate conservation agriculture among farmers

Taita Taveta County has launched the Mkulima Mashinani initiative targeting farmers at the grassroots level and aimed at integrating conservation agriculture into existing farming practices. While addressing farmers in the suburbs of Mwatate, Voi and Taveta, CECM for Agriculture, Livestock, Irrigation and Blue Economy Erickson Kyongo noted that the county is keen to leverage existing…

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Netherlands’ Queen urges Gov’t to sensitize farmers on climate-smart agriculture

The National and County governments have been urged to encourage farmers to take up climate-smart agricultural practices to boost food security in the country. Speaking in Kisumu early this week, Queen Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti said that farmers would realize high yields if they embraced climate-smart agriculture in the wake of climate change, drought and floods….

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Register to benefit from subsidized fertilizers, Ruto urges farmers

President William Ruto has urged unregistered farmers to register and benefit from subsidized fertilizers to boost their production. Speaking during the Mashujaa Day celebrations at Kericho Green Stadium, the President emphasized that his administration is committed to ensuring that every farmer in Kenya has access to the resources they need to thrive. He revealed that…

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Farmers urged to avail data to agripreneurs

Kericho county Chief Officer for Agriculture Willy Rop has urged farmers in the region to cooperate with agripreneurs in the ongoing data collection exercise. He stressed that it’s important to provide accurate farm information since it helps the government plan its projects. Some of the data  required include farmer identity, land size, technology, management practices,…

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Reprieve for Kwale farmers as Cooperative seeks to cut off middlemen

Farmers in Kwale County no longer have to worry about unscrupulous middlemen, thanks to Kwale Pamba and Viazi Cooperative Society (PAVI). PAVI, which was formed in 2014, has enabled local farmers to participate in agricultural livelihood programmes initiated by Base Titanium Company. According to John Cooke, the programme manager, its membership has grown tremendously over…

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Issue more loans to farmers to increase agricultural production, Govt urged

Bishop Meshach Mukwili of the Africa Brotherhood Church has urged both the national and county governments to provide more soft loans to farmers to enable them expand farms, create employment and boost food production. Speaking during a leaders’ forum in Wote Church, the bishop also reiterated that there is need for farmers to embrace technology so…

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Linturi: Only registered farmers to benefit from subsidized fertilizers

Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development Cabinet Secretary (CS) Mithika Linturi has urged farmers across the country to register with the Ministry in order to benefit from the government’s subsidy on fertilizers. Speaking at Luuma Primary School in Tigania East when he helped raise funds for the construction of a multi-purpose hall, the CS said…

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