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Government moves to stop spread of armyworm

April 10, 2017 The National Government has stepped up measures to control the devastating Fall Army worms that have already invaded maize farms in Kenya. Agriculture  Cabinet  Secretary (CS), Willy  Bett, toured affected farms in Trans Nzoia over the weekend and announced that the government has set aside Shs. 200 Million for the purchase of chemicals that will supplement ...Full Article

Maize Stalk Borer strikes the Crop in Mumias

Farmers  in Mumias East  Sub County are projected to incur losses from their maize crop following a stalk borer pest attack. The Agricultural Officer, Philip  Mukhwana said the affected ...Full Article

Government to finance taming of the spread of fall army worm

The Government has set aside Sh.100 million to finance efforts of taming the spread of a new pest; Fall  Army  Worm (FAW) following fears that it could spread into ...Full Article

Migori County farmers urged to be wary of grain brokers

Maize Farmers  in Kuria have been asked to sell their produce directly to the National Cereal and Produce Board (NCPB) at suitable prices during the harvest season. Addressing farmers ...Full Article

Farmers in Trans Nzoia set to benefit from a maize milling plant

Maize farming in Trans Nzoia County will soon gain more value with the introduction of a milling plant jointly owned by farmers. About 1,500 farmers in the County joined ...Full Article

Farmers count losses as weaver birds wreak havoc on farms

Massive  swarms of noisy weaver birds’ move through the air like unstoppable celestial force bound for the lush farms in Taita hills. They home in on isolated farms in ...Full Article

Maize tolerant to MLN to be released soon

Maize  farmers can now breathe easy following revelations that two maize hybrids, H12Ml and H13Ml tolerant to maize lethal necrosis (MLN) has been discovered and will soon be available ...Full Article

Government receives equipment to contain aflatoxin

The  Government on Monday received two machines worth shs.800, 000 for de-contaminating maize from aflatoxins commonly known as Nixtamalization. The equipment donated by the government of Mexico will help ...Full Article

Government plans to increase strategic food reserve to 8m bags

The government will progressively increase the country’s Strategic Food Reserve (SFR) to 8 million bags. Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Cabinet  Secretary, Willy  Bett  said this will  translate to 22 ...Full Article

Government waives maize drying levies

The  Government  has  waived the cost  of  drying maize in all maize growing zones in the country, the new Agriculture Cabinet  Secretary, Willy  Bett has said. Bett, who  was ...Full Article