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Beekeeping project takes the route to Turbo-Sub County
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Beekeeping project takes the route to Turbo-Sub County

Uasin Gishu County Executive Member for Agriculture and Livestock Development Samwel Yego has called on farmers to embrace diversification, this as a way of boosting their livelihoods. Speaking on Wednesday while distributing beehives to farmers in Turbo Sub County, Yego noted that apiculture is one of the County’s initiatives that is aimed at empowering the...

Apiculture in to sweeten diversification toast
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Apiculture in to sweeten diversification toast

With the County Government steering diversification, another kind of sweetness comes in with the launch of bee farming. The honey certainly sweetens a toast of deliberate plans by the County Government to provide farmers with alternative ways of earning a living. The Department of Agriculture and Livestock launched the program that seeks to give out...

Cases of Anthrax spoted, County steps in to vaccinate
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Cases of Anthrax spoted, County steps in to vaccinate

With confirmed cases of Anthrax in Turbo and Soy, the County Department of Agriculture, Livestock Development and Fisheries have swang into action to vaccinate all the cattle in these areas. This comes after the killer disease killed a number of animals in these affected areas. CEC Samwel Yego accompanied by Livestock Chief Officer Dr. Victoria...

Foreign partners should embrace transfer of knowledge – Mandago
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Foreign partners should embrace transfer of knowledge – Mandago

Foreign partners wishing to set up ventures in Uasin Gishu should ensure they transfer knowledge, skills and where possibly hire local expertise, Uasin Gish Governor, Jackson Mandago, EGH has said. Mandago was addressing a Chinese delegation which paid a courtesy call to his offices on Friday. Sino- Kenya Modern Industrial Park, a Chinese company is...

Silk worms promises better returns for Uasin Gishu
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Silk worms promises better returns for Uasin Gishu

Uasin Gishu is soon set to kick off a new technology of farming, Sericulture- production of silk and the rearing of silkworms, being a pilot project. Touring Chebororwa ATC where the County has allocated 50 acres to the Chinese Silique Guangdong Silk Company, Hu Zhiming, the company’s chair, confirmed that the County is very suitable...

County distributes promotional crop seedlings to farmers
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County distributes promotional crop seedlings to farmers

Following calls on diversification of crops, The County Government through the department of Agriculture has distributed over 80,000 promotional seedlings which include Avocado, Macadamia, Coffee and Tissue Cultured Bananas. The seedlings will benefit more than a 1000 farmers who have been selected and taken through a preparation process on how to plant and maintain the...

Farmers urged to scout their maize farms for Fall Army Worm detection
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Farmers urged to scout their maize farms for Fall Army Worm detection

As the Fall Army Warm eradication campaign headed to Turbo Sub-County, farmers have been urged to report any incidences of the pests immediately they spot them. Leading the campaign in Sugoi, Agriculture Chief Officer Julius Rotich noted that early detection of the pest is crucial as it will help in controlling it’s spread. Addressing the...

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....

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