Crops Section Major Activities: June September 2018

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LAIKIPIA COUNTY

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FISHERIES

CROPS SECTION 28/5/2018.

ACTIVITIES FOR THE NEXT QUARTER

SUB PROGRAMME ACTIVITY TARGET REMARK
1 Environment, land and crop productivity enhancement and management. Improved agriculture technology 40 sets of equipments to be distributed -demonstrations on soil and water conservation structures layouts in farms Ongoing programme by FAO and County government of Laikipia.
Soil sampling and testing 200 samples collected for testing and analysis Wards to be tasked for collection and submission.
Improved high value fruit trees production 5000 seedlings purchase and distribution. - horticulture groups training High value fruit trees establishment ongoing.
Extension enhancement 14000 farmers reached and trained Demonstrations, field days, among various methods to be used.
Fertilizer subsidy by the National government 10,000 bags to be availed for purchase by farmers. Ongoing in all Sub Counties.
2 Agribusiness and information management Farm judging In all wards Once funding availed
Farmers training and field demonstrations 15 agro-processing for groups and women in entrepreneurship with SNV
Farm planning and layouts In all wards
3 Strategic food security service Food security subsidies Assorted seed varieties procured distribution More of Drought tolerant varieties required.
4 Irrigation development and management Promotion of small holder farm pods 180 farm pods development Dam liners procurement ongoing.
5 Contract farming Contracts for, -Sorghum -Horticultural crops -Sunflower More hectarage and farmers. Establishment and more recruitment for on coming season

HUTU J.G,

CELDO LKP COUNTY,

For CDA CROPS.

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