Agriculture Ministry News

State to buy subsidised fertiliser for maize farmers - Ruto

Attorney General Kihara Kariuki advised the Agriculture Ministry not to import fertiliser through flawed procurement processes involving the firms contracted.

The Star , Kenya Feb 15, 2019

NCPB to pay maize farmers from next week

Maize farmers who have delivered their harvest to the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) will start receiving their payment from mid-next week, the Agriculture Ministry has announced.

Daily Nation , Kenya Feb 15, 2019

Ministry seeks Sh6bn to fight animal disease

Counties Ministry seeks Sh6bn to fight animal disease The Agriculture Ministry is pushing for a Sh6 billion budget to eradicate a deadly animal viral disease ravaging 23 arid and semi-arid counties.

Business Daily Africa , Kenya Feb 13, 2019

EDITORIAL: Resolve hitches in fertiliser subsidy

The Agriculture Ministry is consistently jumping from one crisis to another due to several reasons, including mismanagement, poor marketing and insufficient resource provision.

Daily Nation , Kenya Feb 12, 2019

Kenyans to pay Sh6bn in meat factory scandal

The saga is traceable back to the meat shortage of 1972 in Nairobi, when the Agriculture Ministry allowed the construction of privately-owned slaughterhouses in several towns across the country to compete with the Kenya Meat Commission.

Daily Nation , Kenya Feb 11, 2019

MPs to meet Kiunjuri over delayed importation of subsidized fertilizer

READ: MPs seek Uhuru intervention over delayed importation of subsidized fertilizer Strategic Food Reserves Fund Chairman Noah Wekesa last week advised farmers to buy the fertilizer from the open market after Attorney General Kihara Kariuki objected to the Agriculture Ministry importing fertilizer through flawed procurement processes involving the firms contracted.

Capital News , Kenya Feb 11, 2019

FAO, MAAIF prepare against tilapia lake virus threat

Rukunya says the Agriculture Ministry and FAO have embarked on strengthening research laboratories at the Fisheries Institute and Makerere University with the necessary equipment and train technical persons in bio-security matters.

The Independent , Uganda Feb 9, 2019

Museveni says his ministers are sleeping on the job

Mr Muhamood Hudda, the Consular General of Bangladesh in Uganda, in a paper on Agriculture and Value Addition, said that the Agriculture Ministry had not done enough to brand and market Uganda’s agricultural products globally.

The East African , Kenya Feb 8, 2019

Museveni accuses his ministers of sleeping on the job

Mr Muhamood Hudda, the Consular General of Bangladesh in Uganda, in a paper on Agriculture and Value Addition, said that the Agriculture Ministry had not done enough to brand and market Uganda’s agricultural products globally.

Daily Nation , Kenya Feb 8, 2019

Ministers selfish, sleepy – Museveni

Hudda further pinned the Agriculture Ministry, saying it he had written several letters on different matters without any response.

The Independent , Uganda Feb 8, 2019