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Horticulture Blooming in Uasin Gishu
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Horticulture Blooming in Uasin Gishu

Uasin Gishu County is blessed with many advantages when it comes to horticulture. Mr. Wilber Mutai Ag. Director Agriculture, says the county has a favourable climate with diverse agro-climatic zones and long growing seasons which offer ideal conditions for growing a wide array of fruits, vegetables, spices and coffee. “With the aim of accelerating the...

Adapt mechanized methods to increase soil fertility
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Adapt mechanized methods to increase soil fertility

Uasin Gishu County Deputy Governor H.E Daniel Chemno, on Tuesday evening, called out to the ministry of Agriculture to ease the current stringent procedures farmers go through in accessing credit facilities. While receiving members of the maize taskforce who had paid him a courtesy call at his County office, Chemno further noted that traditional methods...

EXTENSION WORK CRITICAL IN SERVICE DELIVERY TO FARMERS
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EXTENSION WORK CRITICAL IN SERVICE DELIVERY TO FARMERS

Uasin Gishu County Government, through the Directorate of Agriculture, has embarked on a backstopping of all projects funded by the County Government in Agriculture sector. This aims at finding the projects performance, service delivery through extension and the impact on the farmers. The team led by Ag. Director Agriculture Mr. Wilber Mutai started off at...

NOREB Counties: Finding Solution to Diseases Control
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NOREB Counties: Finding Solution to Diseases Control

North Rift Economic Bloc which comprises 7 counties has in the past been ravaged by disease outbreaks notably Foot and Mouth and lumpy skin disease to the detriment of the economic wellbeing of the bloc. In this regard, the counties’ Departments of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries leadership are drawing up a concept paper to help...

Uasin Gishu County sets Demonstration Fish Ponds
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Uasin Gishu County sets Demonstration Fish Ponds

In order to improve fish productivity and establish centres of excellence where farmers can learn modern farming technologies, Uasin Gishu County through the Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries constructed six fish ponds in the County at a total cost of KShs 1.3 million. Each of the six Sub-Counties within Uasin Gishu County benefited with...

The Future of Dairy – Uasin Gishu County
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The Future of Dairy – Uasin Gishu County

With the current milk production in the country standing at 5.2 billion litres, and projections expected at 2022 at 7.9 billion litres, a shortfall on self-reliance is highly expected. Hence, the need to find mitigations of solving the expected shortage. The Director Economic Affairs, Office of the Deputy President Mr. Domnic Menjo, consolidated with a...

Dairy Production in Simat Kapseret gets a Boost
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Dairy Production in Simat Kapseret gets a Boost

Tuiyo farmers cooperative society in Kapseret Simat Ward have all the reasons to smile after receiving a milk cooling plant with a capacity of 5000 litres of milk today. The cooler was received courtesy of the National Government that aims at empowering dairy farmers to increase milk production in the Country in support of the...

Invest in Training of Specialized Doctors; National Treasury Urged
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Invest in Training of Specialized Doctors; National Treasury Urged

Uasin Gishu County Deputy Governor H. E Hon Daniel Chemno has asked the National Treasury to allocate more resources to the training of specialized doctors in all areas of the medical field. Speaking on Friday during a stakeholder’s forum on health financing at an Eldoret Hotel, the Deputy Governor said that this was the only...

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...

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