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Agriculture CS Hon Peter Munya on the 11th of May 2020 commissioned Nyayo Tea Zones Development Corporation Gatitu Tea Factory. He was flanked by the PS Crops Development and Agricultural Research Dr. Francis Owino.

  The factory is one of the major Vision 2030 and Big-4 agenda projects delivered during the Jubilee Administration. The CS noted that the corporation has played a critical role towards the achievement of the the ongoing Tea Reforms including the construction of factories which continues to support manufacturing in the agro business sector, and […]

To promote food safety and 100% Food and Nutrition security, Agriculture CS Hon Peter Munya laid foundation stones for Urru and Lailuba drying and storage facilities, in Tigania West and East Constituencies.

The facilities are pilot projects in the country that will enable farmers to dry and store grains for long periods, eliminating the risk of aflatoxins contamination. The Storage facilities are funded by the National Government through Engineering Services Directorate.

To combat effects of climate change, the Ministry through various projects (KCSAP, kCEP-CRAL, SIVAP) has come up with climate smart initiatives so as to support food and nutrition security.

CS Peter Munya flanked by CAS Anne Nyaga distributed kitchen garden starter-kits to 13,000 beneficiaries during a farmers’ field day, at Marimanti Sheep and Goat Centre. The CS also inspected a poultry breeding and hatchery units. Marimanti Sheep and Goat Centre has now embarked on poultry subsector. The newly constructed hatchery has a capacity of […]

To mitigate the effects of Covid-19 in the agriculture sector, the government is working closely with her development partners to assist farmers cope with these challenges.

Recently, Agriculture CS Hon Peter Munya launched a GOK/IFAD Project in Nyandarua County, on the revialization of Irish Potato Production for post Covid 19 affected small scale farmers. Through this Project, potato farmers in Meru, Nyandarua and Elgeyo – Marakwet counties will benefit from supply on certified seeds. A total of 3200MT of seed will […]

Cost of milk production still high at Sh23 a litre, says Munya

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya says the cost of milk production has dropped by 20 per cent in the last five years but remains high at Sh23 per litre. He spoke at a Nairobi hotel while launching a report by the Kenya Dairy Board on the cost of production of milk. The report says labour […]