News Categories: Agriculture

01 Aug
By: CGK 0

KAJIADO SOUTH FARMERS EXPO 2019

The Kajiado South Farmers Expo took place at the D.O’s grounds in Rombo. The EXPO brought together farmers from all the Five Wards of Kajiado South(Imbirrikani,Kimana,Lenkisim,Kuku and Rombo)

The Expo was officiated by Martin Moshisho Kajiado DG,CEC for Agriculture,Livestock,Fisheries and Veterinary Service Jackline Koin and Rombo Ward MCA Hon Lengete.

The Farmers came in their thousands thirsty for new knowledge. The farmers were subjected to new information by over 30 exhibitors ranging from Agro Chemical ,Agro-Business consultants, Irrigation companies, Dairy experts, Modern Kitchen equipment’s to Seed and livestock experts and research firms.

The Exhibitions were designed such that each exhibitor had a 100 seater tent .Farmers upon registration were put into groups and would take seats in each exhibition for a 20 minutes class before they move into another exhibition. During each class, farmers would be given an opportunity to ask questions on whatever challenge they are facing on specific farming applications and given instant solutions without referral.

Farmers came into contact with experts from the private sector and government Agencies like Karlo,Kephis,Simlow Seeds,Ensda among others.

Farmers were taught on the dynamics of crop rotation, Soil science, application of chemicals, irrigation methods, quality of seeds and value additional on both crop and livestock produce.

During the Expo all farm products by the various exhibitors were sold at a subsidized rate.

The Kajiado South Farmer was not the same in the evening as they came in the Morning!

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25 Apr
18 Apr
By: CGK 0

GOVERNOR LAUNCHES VACCINATION PROGRAM FOR LIVESTOCK AT MAILI 46.

Kajiado County Department of Livestock Development has embarked on a massive program to vaccinate more than 800,000 livestock against trans-boundary diseases. The one month drive will see 400,000 heads of cattle against Foot and Mouth Disease, PPR and Rift Valley Fever. A further 400,000 sheep and goats will be vaccinated against Blue Tongue.

Governor Joseph Ole Lenku launched the program at Maili 46 in Iloodokilani Ward, Kajiado West Sub County. Agriculture and Livestock Development Chief Officer Moses Murrunya said Kajiado East, Kajiado South and Kajiado Central Sub Counties will be covered.Governor Lenku said the program will save thousands of livestock from dying due to the diseases. The risk of the diseases has been heightened by increased movement of livestock between Kajiado and Narok Counties as well as across the Sub Counties.

“I encourage our livestock keepers to get the vaccinations.  We are working on mitigation measures to ensure the effects of the drought are  reduced,” he said.Governor Lenku asked herders to be mindful of each other and share the available pasture and water  as the situation will come to an end.

“Let us be our brothers’ keepers during these hard times,” he added

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29 Aug
By: CGK 0

KAJIADO GOAT AUCTION

On behalf of the County Government of Kajiado H.E the Governor invites all the residents of Kajiado and other Kenyans of goodwill to a goat auction exercise on Monday 3rd September 2018 at the County Demonstration Farm, Kajiado Town.
The purpose of this event is to assist 5000 needy and vulnerable families within the County uptake medical insurance by the National Hospital Insurance Fund, NHIF. This is in line with the County Governments Mbuzi Moja Afya Bora Initiative that stems from the Universal Health Care pillar of the Big Four Agenda as spearheaded by H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta.
The Deputy President H.E. William Samoei Ruto will officiate this activity and the Governor urges all residents to show up in large numbers for the success of this noble venture that will ultimately benefit Kajiado people by improving their well being.

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