21 April, 2021
On April 20, 2021, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics and the Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis formerly launched the National Information Platform for Food and Nutrition (NIPFN) through a live televised session on NTV. NIPFN is an international initiative of the European Commission, supported by the Foreign Commonwealth Development Office and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The platform brings together information from various institutions that have an impact on nutrition outcomes. One of the key issues it responds to is lack of a harmonised platform for nutrition-related information. While various institutions and organisations generate and…
13 March, 2021
The Agriculture & Food Authority (AFA) has launched the Agriculture Information Management System (AIMS). The system developed to replace tedious paper-based, manual operations and facilitate automated business processes has been developed with funding from Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) through TradeMark East Africa. During the launch, Agriculture CAS Lawrence Omuhaka representing the Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya, reflected on the challenges in service delivery which are expected to be solved by the new system. The challenges include:• Lengthy application procedures requiring stakeholders to physically visit AFA offices for services. • Inadequate and inaccurate accountability of crop production by stakeholders in the…
12 March, 2021
The National Assembly this week ratified the Economic Partnership Agreement with the United Kingdom, opening the Kenyan market to about 2,000 products, whose import tariff will either be lowered or zero-rated.
23 April, 2020
E-commerce platform Jumia Kenya and Twiga Foods have signed a partnership agreement that will enable shoppers on the platform to buy fresh produce as well as processed foods distributed by the farm produce aggregator.
20 April, 2020
The CS says the programme will be implemented in the spirit of implementing the recommendations of the coffee task force that was appointed by the President. The programme will be undertaken through ongoing World Bank projects, namely the National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Growth Project (NAGRIP) and the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP).
16 April, 2020
Agriculture CS Peter Munya on 16th April 2020 introduced a raft of measures aimed at sanitizing the tea industry. However, these interventions left a section of private sector players and KTDA membership that constitutes the board and management aggrieved, citing lack of consultation and over-regulation by the government.
20 April, 2020
With the COVID-19 pandemic and economic slowdown threatening the lives and livelihoods of the world’s most vulnerable people, the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today committed US$40 million, and launched an urgent appeal for additional funds, to support farmers and rural communities to continue growing and selling food.
16 April, 2020
15th April 2020 saw the disbursment of Non-Bt Cotton from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives (MALFC) headquarters. While flagging off the consignemt, the CS noted that cotton can potentially be grown in 24 counties in arid and semi-arid areas.
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