The ministry of Agriculture and livestock development is determined to enhance the country's food security by creating an enabling environment for agricultural development in order to improve productivity and output in the agricultural sector. Hon Mithika Linturi held a consultative meeting with the National Farmers Federation (KENAFF) officials at Kilimo House as they continue with plans to improve the welfare of farmers across the country.
Hon Mithika Linturi, held a consultative meeting with the council of Governors ,Agriculture and livestock committee led by vice chair Mutahi Kahiga and also was attended by Governors from Tharaka Nithi, Nyandarua and Baringo counties, livestock PS Harry Kimtai among other officials. They passed seven resolutions that aimed at reforming the Agricultural sector to ensure food security in the country through improved food and livestock production.
CS Mithika Linturi who is in charge of Agriculture has blasted CS Moses Kuria for saying he would import maize in the country. According to Linturi, the government is doing audit on the state of food in the country before looking on ways of bridging the gap. Here is a link: https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/realtime/2022-11-28-cs-linturi-distances-himself-from-kurias-remarks-on-maize-importation/
Photo: Courtesy Rift Valley maize farmers have asked Agriculture CS Mithika Linturi to say something about the ongoing debate on GMO maize. The farmers argue that despite the matter directly touching on the CS’s docket he has kept mum like nothing is happening. Photo: Courtesy
Orange Democratic Movement party secretary general Edwin Sifuna has gone ahead to issue more demands over Waluke's case just days after he secured cash bail. According to senator Sifuna, what is good for Mithika Linturi and Aisha Jumwa is also good for Hon Waluke, this is after both cabinet secretary's case were dropped by the office of the public prosecution before they were vetted into the job offered to them.
1.Mithika Linturi. Mithika Linturi is the current cabinet secretary for Agriculture and Livestock in the republic of Kenya.He previously served as the Meru county senator following the 2017 general elections.He is also the former member of Parliament for Igembe South constituency for two consecutive terms from 2007 to 2017.In 2022 general he contested for the Meru county governor seat but lost to Kawira Mwangaza.
The minister for agriculture and livestock Hon Mithika Linturi today held a meeting with farmers across the country at Kilimo House in Nairobi county. According to the news which was shared on the social media platforms, the leaders discussed about the food security which is now affecting our country.
Check Out Why CS Mithika Linturi Has Postponed GMO Maize Importation Plan To February And April 2023
Check Out Why CS Mithika Linturi Has Postponed GMO Maize Importation Plan To February 2023 Agriculture CS Mithika Linturi has indicated that the country would not import maize until February and April 2023. This statement is contradicted that of trade CS Moses Kuria who insisted that GMO maize should be added to our list of death causes.
The picture was given by Agriculture and Livestock Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi. At the moment, Rift Valley residents are criticizing Mithika Linturi, Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock. Mithika Linturi has received criticism for abandoning farmers ever since he took over the government less than two months ago.
Photo: Courtesy Agriculture CS Mithika Linturi has told farmers that they should not be worried about what was said by Moses Kuria. Linturi says that there is no urgency in importing maize and Kuria should not tell farmers what they should do with their produce. In what has been seen as a different stand from that of CS Trade Moses Kuria, Linturi has told Kenyans that maize will only be imported after the government has established that there are deficits.
The issue of GMO maize importation into the country has enraged various leaders, including President William Ruto and Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga. Mithika Linturi, the Agriculture Cabinet Secretary, has also been included, as many Kenyans were expecting to hear from him. In a statement today, Agriculture CS has stated that he is yet to give a comprehensive report concerning the matter.
Linturi said in a statement on Tuesday that they won't be doing the importation this year. High Court stopped the importation of GMO foods into the country. This comes after questions were raised by Kenyans and some politicians about the hasty decision to import the produce while some farmers still have grains in storage.
Today, Kenyans received a message from Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi that was unexpected in light of Moses Kuria's comments. Moses Kuria, Mithika Linturi's counterpart at the Trade Ministry, expressed concern about the importation order requiring farmers to sell their maize to millers within 72 hours.
Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture Mithika Linturi seeks cabinet approval to import 900,000 metric tonnes of duty-free maize. The Agriculture CS further indicated that the country will not be importing maize until February and April next year. This is seems to be a relieve to kenyan farmers who had felt the heat of maize import, important of maize will lower the price of maize in the country, and that's a blow to farmers.
Mithika Linturi, Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, sent out an unexpected message to the people of Kenya today in response to the comments made by Moses Kuria. Regarding the importation order that obliged farmers to sell their corn to millers within 72 hours, Mithika Linturi has disregarded the comments made by his counterpart in the Trade Ministry, Moses Kuria.
The minister of Agriculture Mithika Linturi has rejected the statement of the counterpart of the Ministry of Commerce Moses Kuria about the import order that requires farmers to sell maize within 72 hours. Speaking after a meeting with the Governing Council, CS Agriculture said that the amount of food needed to feed the country and the level of deficit is maintained.
The government has prioritized agriculture as one of the 5 pillars of the country's economic recovery plan because the sector has the potential to lower the cost of living, creat jobs, improve incomes, enhance foreign exchange and promote industrialization through agro-processing. Today Hon Mithika Linturi officiated over a consultative forum that brings together agriculture value chain under the guidance of fresh produce consortium of Kenya (FPCK) and Bureau veritas.He appreciated the efforts by the agricultural stakeholders for championing the agricultural sector to achieve food security, food safety and sustainability under their forum's theme "shaping a world of trust in food safety ".
Cabinet Secretary of Agriculture, honourable Mithika Linturi has saved himself from the wrath of maize farmers including members of parliament from Rift Valley and Western region who are involved in organic maize farming. (Photo courtesy) Throughout the saga involving GMO maize importation into the country, CS agriculture has been quiet, he has even turn down any request to make a policy statement in front of the public concerning the matter.
The cabinet secretary for agriculture Mithika Linturi has come out to respond to Moses Kuria's directive to farmers that they should sell their maize to milling companies within 72 hours. Mithika Linturi has however come out to disagree with Kuria after consulting with the council of governors. Linturi said that he is in charge of determining the amount of food needed to feed the people and went ahead to ask farmers to ignore Kuria's orders.
With the ongoing strike of Kenya Airways pilots, agricultural sector is now counting more losses of Millions of Shillings because of the stalled operations since the pilots stopped flying the flights ferrying the cargo and passengers. According to the Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Mithika Linturi, the loss made by farmers seeking to transport their produce via air is now estimated to Ksh.