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Announcement of Tea Policy, Regulatory and Administrative Reforms amidst mixed Stakeholder reactions

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.

Ministry of Agriculture begins distribution of Non-BT Cotton

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.

MALFC, Microsoft Collaborate To Achieve 100% Food and Nutrition Security

23 March, 2020

As part of its ongoing investment into agriculture for social good and AI, Microsoft announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives (MALFC) to collaborate in accelerating innovation in the agricultural sector in Kenya.

Foreword AIK Guide 2015/16 Cecily Kariuki - PS, State Department of Agriculture

The agricultural sector plays an important role in Kenya’s economy. It creates employment and opportunities for sustaining livelihoods, enhances foreign exchange reserves, provides raw materials for the industrial sector and is a market for goods and services from other sectors. Within the rural areas, more than 70% of households derive their income from agriculture.