Agriculture

Accomplishments

Agriculture extension services have been improved due to improved extension, Farmers group approach and use demand driven extension services. There have been reduced incidences of crop pests and diseases due to scheduled surveillance and control within the county.

Adoption of climate smart technologies eg drip irrigation and green houses have helped to increase production and mitigate against crop failure caused by frequent droughts.

Featured Accomplishments

Progress In Agricultural Extension Services

125 Crop Production Demonstrations conducted
25 Farmer Trainings on crop husbandry –11,250 farmer and farmer groups reached through extension services
– Enhanced adoption of new farming methods, hence improved food security

Progress in Plant pests and disease control

15 Surveillances carried out
1 Staff and stakeholder training on aflatoxin conducted
2 Staff trained on Fall Army Worm
5 sets of Protective Equipment provided in each sub County
25 Army Worm traps serviced
6 Plant doctors trained

Ferterliser bags distributed

Tonnes of seeds distributed

Acres of sunflower

Progress In Agriculture Training Centre

65 Farmers trained
5 outreach programs conducted
4 crop demo plots established
4 school visits reaching 462 students
Ksh. 536,510 generated as revenue
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Six New Policies and
Bills Developed

-Agricultural Training Centre Services Bill
– Kajiado County Cooperative Bill
– Kajiado County Sale Yard Bill
– Kajiado County Animal Welfare Bill
– Kajiado County Agricultural
– Machinery Services Bill
– Kajiado County Cooperative Policy

Further Progress

57 community based pasture production groups and 72 individuals trained
52 dams dug
25 crop husbandry trainings conducted
11,250 farmers reached
– More than 5,000 farmers and 30 exhibitors showcased their products and services at the Kenya Pastoralist Week

The County Government has put strategies to increase productivity and enhance market access for food security and economic growth of Kajiado residents.

Hon. Moses Ole Narok

CEC, Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives

Pasture production and preservation is the only way, the local community can sustain livestock production in the wake of climate change.

Agnes Bene

Local Farmer

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