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Potato: An Ideal Candidate for Crop Diversification.
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Potato: An Ideal Candidate for Crop Diversification.

The realisation of potatoes full potential as a high-value crop in response to emerging opportunities such as changes in consumption patterns and the need for value addition is crucial even as farmers are advised to diversify to high-value crops. Speaking during the North Rift Region potato fair held at Agricultural Mechanisation Station, Uasin Gishu County,...

Over 55,000 Cattle Vaccinated on FMD
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Over 55,000 Cattle Vaccinated on FMD

Following a quarantine advert done a few weeks ago on vaccination of animals across the County on Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), the Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries through the Directorate of Veterinary embarked on a month’s vaccination of all animals in the County. This exercise will go on until March. Director Veterinary Dr....

AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION FOR SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION
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AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION FOR SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION

Sustainable agricultural mechanization contributes significantly to the development of value chains and food systems as it has the potential to render postharvest, processing and marketing activities and functions more efficient, effective and environmentally friendly. In this regard, Uasin Gishu County Government, through the Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries established the Agricultural Mechanisation Station (AMS)...

Farmers’ Mobilization Function to Join Cooperatives
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Farmers’ Mobilization Function to Join Cooperatives

The County Government of Uasin Gishu stands with farmers in formulating and crafting ways to realize both a paradigm shift in economic growth and transformation of livelihoods of its constituents. Governor Jackson Mandago says his government has a big intent to set up ways of bettering farmers’ lives and attaining positive changes in livelihoods at...

Uasin Gishu plans to build Sh230m maize milling plant
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Uasin Gishu plans to build Sh230m maize milling plant

Uasin Gishu county government is set to construct a multi-million maize milling plant in a bid to provide an alternative market to farmers struggling to sell their grains to the National Cereals and Produce Board. County Executive for Cooperatives and Enterprise Esther Mutai said the devolved unit has set aside Sh230 million for the project...

Value Addition on Maize
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Value Addition on Maize

Cooperatives members from Moiben and Soy Sub Counties yesterday met at the County town hall to discuss value addition on maize. Speaking during the meeting, H.E. Hon Jackson Mandago urged members of cooperative societies to unite and shun politics when it comes to focusing on farming as a way to improve their income. “I want...

WORLD FOOD DAY CELEBRATIONS IN UASIN GISHU COUNTY
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WORLD FOOD DAY CELEBRATIONS IN UASIN GISHU COUNTY

Despite the heavy downpour, Uasin Gishu County residents and staff from the Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries led by the CECM Mr. Samuel Yego, joined other Kenyans and the world in celebrating the World Food Day. This year’s celebrations marked the 73rd anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization. (FAO) founding. Being one of...

Hundreds Grace Chebororwa ATC Field Day
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Hundreds Grace Chebororwa ATC Field Day

2018 farmers field day at Chebororwa ATC, was marked by an exciting learning session for farmers, institutions and students from various schools on issues of farming. The institution which has been tasked to provide training to farmers on various aspects of Agricultural technologies through workshops, seminars field excursions and open field days was filled with...

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