Today, together with Hon Peter Munya, CS Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives, we handed 48 Million cheque to miraa farmers in Siakago in Mbeere North Subcounty. The revolving fund will enable Miraa farmers to borrow, at 3% interest. I encouraged the farmers to endeavour to make their savings through their established saccos.
Furious Hon. Munya who is the Cabinet Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives, also the former Meru Governor seems not happy with the UDA camp for issuing a notice for some of cabinet secretaries to vacate their office's first for the to be involved in active politics.
County department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives has rolled out livestock vaccination for Foot and Mouth Disease program that aims to cover more than 40,000 livestock across the County. This will be a big relieve to livestock keepers whose animals were at a risk of contracting the disease.
Up until 1980 Kenya produced sufficient basic food to feed its population and reaching a surplus of 20% by the mid-1970s. Since then agricultural production has fluctuated year-on-year. At the same time, Kenya has seen sustained high growth in population, nearly a six-times increase since 1963. This compares with 2.2 growth index of staple cereals from 1963 to 2017. The food deficit of maize, rice, irish potatoes, wheat and sugar continues to widen. By 2017, Kenya’s basic food production could regularly f