FAO partners with Kenya in training NYS to combat locust menace

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO has partnered with Kenya Government to address the Locust menace. The partnership will see desert Locusts experts boost Government of Kenya’s capacity to respond to the Desert Locust invasion by training 600 National Youth Service (NYS) to increase ground surveillance measures in Kenya. Speaking at the National Youth Service College in Gilgil on Thursday during the opening of the training workshop FAO Country Representative Mr.Tobias Takavarasha termed the Locust menace in Kenya an attack on the mandate of FAO in addressing…

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Potato farmers decry laxity in implementation of new packaging regulations

Potato Packaging

Farmers in Mau Narok and Mwisho wa Lami, Njoro Sub County in Nakuru have appealed to the National and County Governments to ensure there is 100% implementation of the potato packaging regulation. The farmers say this will ensure the rule cuts across to every stake holder involved in the potato business. According to the farmers, the government has already shown its laxity after re-emergence of the exaggerated potato bags in Mau Narok despite the publicity that was done on the 50kg packaging bags. “We want the government to act because…

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