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Eldoret National Show 6th-9th March 2019
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Eldoret National Show 6th-9th March 2019

Uasin Gishu County Government, Agricultural Society of Kenya in conjunction with other stakeholders in the agriculture sector, are gearing up for the Agricultural show set to kick off from 6th-9th March 2019 at the Eldoret Showgrounds. The agricultural shows play an important role within the farming sector, generally in improving the quality of farm animals...

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....

Thirst fading off day by day as county launches machines
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Thirst fading off day by day as county launches machines

The County Government of Uasin Gishu has sent to work machines worth over Sh 400million to advance the water provision agenda. Governor Jackson Mandago, EGH has purposed and prioritized water provision in this second term, targetting to connect all the households to piped water. Council of Governors (CoG) vice chair Mwangi Wa Iria was the...

Extra Care in Verification Of Maize Farmers
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Extra Care in Verification Of Maize Farmers

The vetting committee to determine the genuine farmers to supply maize to National Cereals and Produce Board are keen to ensure that there is no repeat of problems experienced last year. The process is even more complex considering that the Government reduced uptake of the crop to NCPB. Uasin Gishu county with a production of...

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...

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