The Agriculture Sector comprises of three sub-sectors namely: Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries; the key sub-sectors are considered key drivers for county’s economic growth and critical for attainment of the 10 percent economic growth rate envisaged under the Kenya Vision 2030. It directly contributes to the county’s economy through enhancing food security, income generation, employment and wealth creation. It further contributes indirectly to economic growth through forward and backward linkages with other sectors.

Mandate
The Mandate of the Sector is to create an enabling environment for sustainable development and management of crops, livestock and fisheries resources for food security, economic development and sustainable cooperative movement

Strategic objectives

  •  General Administration, Planning And Support Services 

To create an enabling environment through appropriate policy, legal and
regulatory frameworks

  • Agricultural Development

To increase productivity and management by promoting competitive agriculture through improved extension advisory support services, appropriate technology transfer, while ensuring sustainable natural resource management for agricultural development

  • Livestock Resource Management & Development

To increase livestock productivity through sustainable natural resource
management and enhanced livestock extension services.
To enhance livestock welfare, safeguard human health and Improve incomes &
livelihoods for livestock farmers and pastoralists.

  • Fisheries Development

To increase fisheries productivity through sustainable natural resource
management and enhanced fisheries extension services

  • Cooperative Development

To improve governance and management of cooperative societies

SUB SECTORS

  • Provision of agricultural extension services.
  • Formulation and implementation of agriculture sub-sector policies
  • Development, implementation and co-ordination of programmes in the agricultural sector.
  • Regulation and quality control of inputs, produce and products from the agricultural sector.
  • Management and control of pests and diseases in crops.
  • Promoting management and conservation of the natural resource base for agriculture.
  • Collecting, maintaining and managing information on agriculture.
  • Formulation and implementation of livestock sub-sector policies;
  • Management and control of livestock diseases and pests;
  • Provision and facilitation of extension services;
  • Development and co-ordination of livestock development programmes
  • Regulatory management and quality control of inputs, produce and products
  • Management and conservation of natural resource base
  • Collecting, maintaining and managing information on Livestock.
  • Formulation and implementation of fisheries sub-sector policies;
  • Provision and facilitation of fisheries extension services
  • Commercialization including promotion and formation of fisheries groups/ associations
  • Promotion of fish quality assurance, value addition and marketing
  • Development of aquaculture
  • Collecting, maintaining and managing information on Fisheries
  • Formulation and implementation of sub-sector policies;
  • Cooperative education and training
  • Cooperative governance
  • Cooperative audit services
  • Cooperative production, marketing and value addition
  • Promotion of cooperative ventures

ACHIEVEMENTS

General Administration, Planning & Support Services

S/NO. BILLS DEVELOPED STATUS
1Agricultural Training Centre services Bill, 2016 Draft stage
2Kajiado County Cooperative Bill Draft stage
3Kajiado County Sale Yard Bill Awaiting stakeholders discussion
4Kajiado County Animal Welfare Bill The document submitted to County Assembly Committee on Agriculture in 2017
5Kajiado County Agricultural Machinery services bill, 2016 Draft Stage
6Kajiado County Cooperative policyDraft stage
Sub ProgramAchievements
Agricultural extension services5 field days conducted; 1000 farmer reached
11,250 farmer and  farmer groups reached with extension services
125 crop production  demonstrations conducted in all sub counties
25 Farmers trainings  on crop husbandry conducted in all sub Counties
Plant  pests and disease control15 surveillances carried out in all sub counties
1 Staff and stakeholder training on aflatoxin conducted
 2 Staff trained on Fall Army worm organized by FAO

13 Farmer trainings on fall army conducted

Provision of Protective equipment – 5 sets per sub County
25 armyworm traps serviced
3 plant doctors trained
Food security initiatives2 Food situation assessments carried out
10  groups trained on greenhouse management
18,000 bags of assorted fertilizer accessed by farmers
4.8 Tonnes Assorted basic seed of Traditional High Value Crops distributed to vulnerable households
50 farmers supplied with sunflower seeds, 31 acres planted
3 staff Trainings on M&E, project Management and Budgeting to Smallholder irrigation and value Addition

One staff attended Senior Management Course at Kenya School of Government, Matuga

5  farmer trainings on Aflatoxin control and Large Grain borer, a total of 98 farmers trained
Excavation of water pans in Kajiado south supported by KEFRI under AF
(6 water pans excavated)

125 farms laid with soil conservation structures

2 Demonstrations on use of chisel plow carried out –
1 training for spray services providers conducted
10 Farm inputs Assessment and Market surveys carried out
5 farm management guidelines developed
Agriculture training centre2 Non Residential farmers trainings conducted and 65 farmers trained
5 outreach programs conducted
4 crop demo plots established for farmer trainings
4 school visits conducted, attendance 462 students
Kshs. 536,510 generated as revenue
Sub ProgramAchievements
Livestock marketsContinuous livestock data collection & reporting in three major livestock markets namely; Bissil, Emali and Kiserian
Installation of weighing scale at Emali and Ilbissil Livestock market on going
Continuous livestock disease surveillance in livestock markets
Animal disease and pest controlVaccination done against:-
          Foot & Mouth Disease: 48,948
          Blanthrax: 90,206
          Contagious Caprine PleuroPneumonia : 79,570
          Sheep & Goat Pox: 127,861
          Blue Tongue: 78,252
          Contagious Bovine PleuroPneumonia: 82,124
6 Animal disease surveillance along stock routes water points and border pointed conducted.
 Rift Valley Fever syndromic surveillance weekly reporting to Zoonosis Disease Unit
Longitudinal study on the effects of Trypanosomiasis on CBPP vaccination  conducted
 Cowrdria Ruminantum characterization survey with KARLO for the purpose heartwater disease vaccine development
Training of 25 staff and 20 community disease reporters on zoonotic diseases
PPR risk factor study in collaboration with DVS and FAO
County abattoirs4 Training of butchers and slaughterhouse operators on value addition
2 supervisory visits to slaughterhouse and sale yards conducted
13 local slaughterhouses licensed
93 meat transport carriers licensed
45 hides and skins premises inspected and licensed
45 flayers trained on appropriate flaying techniques Namanga and Kajiado
Veterinary servicesDrought intervention supportive treatment done – ( cattle – 20,805, Goats – 18,256, Sheep – 21,076)
7 Officers Participated in Rabies scientific conference in Kisumu
Training of 1 staff on internship supervision at Kephis, Muguga
 One staff attended Senior Management Course at Kenya School of Government, Matuga
5 baiting programs and Vaccination against rabies conducted
 Dog population control strategy through capture and euthanasia, spaying and castration in Kajiado North
 National Donkey Day celebrations held in Kajiado where 200 donkeys were attended
7,750 farm visits and clinical case management done
7 staff participated in Kenya Veterinary Association Scientific conference in April 2018
Livestock production and management5 Pastoral Field Schools training continuing
2 County staff meeting on Pasture production
Kajiado County held Kenya Pastoral Week ( KPW) in conjunction with Cemiride – Theme: Climate Smart Pastoralism
2 stakeholder workshops for pasture production held
33 acres of Kajiado County Demonstration farm land ploughed
10 acres reseeded at Kajiado Demonstration farm.
 12,280 acres of land set aside by community based groups and individuals for pasture production
10 Trainings conducted across the Sub – Counties on animal husbandry practices.
 57 community- based pasture production groups and 72 individuals trained on pasture production
Emergency feed distribution of 825 bags of survival mash, UMMB 5000 blocks, Molasses 800 cans, Bales of Hay 30,000, range cubes 24,000 bags
 Restocking exercise supported RPLRP on going
8,142 farm visits conducted
3 staff participated in Animal production Society of Kenya scientific symposium in April 2018
Sub ProgramAchievements
Promotion of aquacultureConstruction and equipping of 6  community based fish ponds
Provision of 12,000 fingerlings to farmers
Provision of 1500 kgs of fish feeds to farmers
Provision of 6 sein nets, 6 predator nets and 6 scoop nets to farmers
One fish farmers residential training held
Training of 3 technical staff on fish quality control and safety assurance
One Inspection of fisheries resources done
 150 farm visits  and 3 field days conducted
 One capture fisheries survey conducted
 Two fish ponds excavated at Kajiado County Demonstration farm
Sub ProgramAchievements
Cooperative extension22 Cooperatives registered
Management committee trainings conducted 11 cooperatives
Tredairy Cooperative Society Launched in April 2018
Partnership with development partners enhanced (Global Community, Mara Beef, Child Fund among others)
Ushirika day celebrations held
Cooperatives auditGeneral meetings for 51 cooperatives attended where audited accounts were presented to their membership

Vision:
An innovative and commercially oriented modern agriculture

Mission:
To improve the livelihood of Kenyans through the promotion of competitive agriculture, sustainable livestock and fisheries sub-sectors and sustainable management of natural resources

Department Downloads

  • Dissemination of Agricultural extension messages : 1.3,215 farmers reached, 2.30 Demos conducted and 3.10 laptops supplied to enhance e-extension
  • 10 greenhouses provided to farmers groups, 1250 farmers trained on management
  • 1000 Ha of land put under irrigation, 4406 farmers trained on irrigation scheme management, 13IWUA trained on scheme management
  • 15 staff trained on aflatoxin control, 8 plant clinics launched, 18 plant doctors trained, 25 spray services providers from all sub counties trained
  • 12 Livestock Sale yards Rehabilitated /constructed

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