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Eradicate Ticks, Increase Productivity
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Eradicate Ticks, Increase Productivity

Small as some may appear, ticks are voracious blood feeders and can cause major economic losses. In this effect, Uasin Gishu County Government leadership headed by the Governor H.E Hon. Jackson K. Mandago, through the Department of Agriculture, Livestock Development and Fisheries has been supplying subsidized acaricides to all cattle dips in the County for...

Residents Urged to Practice Crop Diversity
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Residents Urged to Practice Crop Diversity

Uasin Gishu County Government through the department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries has given residents free coffee seedlings as an incentive to encourage farmers embrace the cash crop. Speaking during the launch of the distribution of free seedlings at Kaptagat Ward Ainabkoi Subcounty, Deputy Governor H.E Daniel Chemno said the administration has been sensitising farmers...

CALL FOR CROP DIVERSIFICATION
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CALL FOR CROP DIVERSIFICATION

Farmers in Uasin Gishu County have been challenged to diversify in farming and venture into cultivating other crops considered to give high rewards in the region. Making the passionate appeal was Uasin Gishu County Governor H.E Hon Jackson K. Mandago when he met over 400 cooperatives leaders at the County headquarters yesterday. The enthusiastic Governor...

FARMERS URGED TO EMBRACE HORTICULTURE
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FARMERS URGED TO EMBRACE HORTICULTURE

Farmers in Uasin Gishu County traditionally known for production of maize and wheat have been asked to diversify and venture into other forms of farming such as Horticulture. Speaking in Chororget Primary Kaptagat Ward Uasin Gishu County yesterday, Deputy Governor H.E Hon Daniel Chemno said that horticulture gives maximum profits to famers as opposed to...

Fight Against the Fall Army Worm
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Fight Against the Fall Army Worm

Kesses Sub County farmers received pesticides to help them eradicate fall army worm pest that has attacked most farms. David Kebenei the Sub County administrator together with officers from the department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries distributed the pesticides procured by the County Government of Uasin Gishuto farmers whose farms had been attacked by the...

Fight against Fall Army Worm Kick Off
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Fight against Fall Army Worm Kick Off

Uasin Gishu Deputy Governor H.E Daniel Chemno on Tuesday flagged off 2000 litres of assorted pesticides that will be distributed to all farmers across the County. H.E Chemno said the pesticides comes amid outcry by the public on the rise of the fall armyworm that has threatened to destroy the County’s pride ‘the food basket’....

FUNDING AGRICULTURE
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FUNDING AGRICULTURE

Kenya Commercial Bank is seeking to enter into a partnership with Uasin Gishu County Government to promote financial inclusion for farmers. Speaking during a courtesy call to the C.E.C for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Mr. Samuel Yego,the team from Agribusiness and Mobigrow KCB discussed a possibility of funding farmer groups. Mr Yego pointed out that...

AGRICULTURE PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE FACT FINDING MISSION
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AGRICULTURE PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE FACT FINDING MISSION

H.E Governor Jackson Mandago has called on the National Government to introduce emergency funds to cushion cereal farmers against calamities such as pests. The Governor says farmers are vulnerable to being slapped by losses caused by pests and drought. “The National Government through the Ministry of Agriculture needs to avail funds for emergency in case...

Dairy sector value chain Training
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Dairy sector value chain Training

Uasin Gishu County through the department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries is in the process of implementing the Dairy Sector Value Chain to create synergy from the farmer, to the processor, to the retailer and finally to the consumer. Directors, Livestock, Veterinary and Sub County heads of Agriculture, Livestock and Veterinary were taken through training...

KEPHIS Assures UG on quality potato seeds
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KEPHIS Assures UG on quality potato seeds

The Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) managing Director Esther Kimani has assured Uasin Gishu County residents that her institution will ensure that all imported potato seed is fit for the County’s ecological zones. Speaking on Thursday during a courtesy call to the Deputy Governor’s Office, Kimani said the Country has new seed variety both...

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