Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries

Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries 

Vision
To ensure food and nutrition security to the county citizen and job creation

Mission
To improve agricultural productivity through the promotion of innovative competitive and sustainable Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries production systems

Core values: Patriotism, Professionalism,Accountability, Respect, Transparency, Integrity, Commitment, Meritocracy, Team Work, Efficiency and Responsiveness, Partnerships and Gender Equity.

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County Executive Committee Member  Chief Officer
James Wachihi

Mrs. Ruth Mwangi

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  1. Organized a major field day at Wambugu ATC with a record attendance of over 18000 Farmers
  2. Participated in Kabiruini Show ground
  3. Participated in preparation and validation of the County Integrated Development Plan
  4. Participated in Coffee and Tea Taskforces whose mandate was to explore ways of improving both sectors
  5. Participated in Sensitization meetings for farmers on recommendations of the Coffee taskforce
  6. Organized Food campaigns Barazas and Field days
  7. Participating in the organization of the Nyeri County Investors Conference
  8. Collaborating with various stakeholders in the Sector

The major Agricultural Institutions in the County are:

  • Wambugu Agricultural Training Centre
    The mandate of the Institution is to capacity build farmers through trainings and demonstrations as well as generate revenue for the Government from the Farm
  • Agricultural Mechanization Services – Naromoru
  • National Cereals and Produce Board – Kiganjo

  1. Formulate, implement and monitor agricultural sector legislation, regulations and policies
  2. Provide sector extension services in the County
  3. Support agricultural sector research and promote technology delivery
  4. Develop, implement and coordinate Departmental programmes in the County
  5. Regulate and undertake quality control of inputs, produce and products from the agricultural sector
  6. Manage and control pests and diseases in crops and animals
  7. Promote, manage and conserve the natural resource base
  8. Collate, maintain and manage information on the agricultural sector
  9. Monitor and manage livestock feed and food security
  10. Conserve and manage crops and animal genetic resources
  11. Facilitate development and rehabilitation of agricultural marketing infrastructure
  12. Promote marketing of agricultural products locally and internationally

Major Projects/Programs in Progress AND THOSE COMPLETED in the Financial Year 2017/2018

                           Directorate                  Project/Programme            Remarks/Status
Agriculture Construction of Kiawara Onion Warehouse for Promotion of onion production in Kiawara 

Construction of metallic coffee drying tables.

Ongoing 

Complete

Livestock Development Installation of Milk Coolers 

Empowering 10 Women and Youth groups with value addition equipment (beehives)

Establishment of  20 Acre pasture land  at AMS Naromoru:

Purchase of Agricultural Machinery (3- Disk plough, 5- disk mower, 4-Disk rake, Bailer and seed drill planter procured)

Purchase of Motorcycle (AMS)

3 Installed and Project Ongoing 

Completed

Completed

Complete

Complete

 Veterinary Services  Purchase 6 motorcycles to improve mobility of AI providers  Complete
 Agriculture – Soil Liming 

-Greening program

-ongoing 

-118, 994 seedlings bought.

Livestock Development
Veterinary Services
 Livestock vaccinationsAI and Breeding Programme  -Ongoing-Ongoing (Free services)
Fisheries Development  Rehabilitation of 226 ponds67 ponds lined 

Cage Culture Technology

Complete 

-10 installed and the programme is ongoing.

                                     

We commit ourselves through this charter to the following principles

  • Set clear and explicit standard of services that clients reasonably expect
  • Provide our clients with adequate information about our services in a straight forward and open manner
  • Communicate clearly and effectively
  • Handle clients with dignity, courtesy and respect
  • Uphold transparency and accountability
  • Place the common good of the department, the customer and the general public above self interest
  • Uphold the principles of natural justice at all times
  • Utilize resources prudently to attain best value for users, citizens and taxpayers
  • Devise a monitoring and evaluation system to keep track of our performance in our service delivery
  • Always taking corrective action on errors and deficiencies that occurs.

 

Directorate of Agriculture

Ms Mary Njine

Physical Location 

Kanisa Road, next to Baden Powell

 

Mandate of the Directorate

  • Improve crop production for Food security and Agri-Business
  • Mechanize agricultural practices for improved returns
  • Capacity build, train and outreach stakeholders

Directorate of Livestock Development

 

Dr Mwangi J. Gichomo

Physical Location 

Kanisa Road , next to Baden Powell

Directorate Of Agriculture

Directorate Of Agriculture

Main Crops Produced

The main food crops grown in the county are maize, beans, wheat, bananas, Irish potatoes sweet potatoes and vegetables whereas the major cash crops are coffee, tea, and horticulture.

Horticulture is a major enterprise in the county producing vegetables, fruits, spices, nuts and flowers for both local and export market.

Tea is grown in the upper zone next to Aberdare’s and the Mt. Kenya forest whiles coffee is grown in the lower region. Cut flowers are mainly grown in Kieni east and west districts where there are large holding land sizes.

County Director of Agriculture

Ephantus M. Mwangi
0727418147
ephantus.mwangi@nyeri.go.ke
agriculture@nyeri.go.ke

Deputy County Director of Agriculture

Agribusiness Development and Marketing
Lucy M Ikiara
0729953722
cymwe@yahoo.com.

Agricultural Engineer
Edwin Mwango
072450512
cdanyeri@gmail.com

Agricultural Engineering
Joseph A Imboba
0721621764
jimbobaataku@yahoo.com

Crops Management
Mrs. Milka M Wangai
0721550526
wangaimilka@gmail.com

Horticultural Crops Development
Gerald K Kanyi
0712462046
kanyigerald340@yahoo.com

  1. Organized a major field day at Wambugu ATC with a record attendance of over 18000 Farmers
  2. Participated in Kabiruini Show ground
  3. Participated in preparation and validation of the County Integrated Development Plan
  4. Participated in Coffee and Tea Taskforces whose mandate was to explore ways of improving both sectors
  5. Participated in Sensitization meetings for farmers on recommendations of the  Coffee taskforce
  6. Organized Food campaigns Barazas and Field days
  7. Participating in the organization of the Nyeri County Investors Conference
  8. Collaborating with various stakeholders in the Sector

he major Agricultural Institutions in the County are:

  • Wambugu Agricultural Training Centre
    The mandate of the Institution is to capacity build farmers through trainings and demonstrations as well as generate revenue for the Government from the Farm
  • Agricultural Mechanization Services – Naromoru
  • National Cereals and Produce Board – Kiganjo

Function County Sub-county Ward Remarks
1 Capacity building and backstopping Train Staff Staff and service  providers & Producers  Producers Cross- cutting
  • Identification of manpower and development of training needs
  • Mainstreaming of sociological perspectives e.g. HIV/AIDS, governance etc. in line with national policies
  • Coordination of agricultural extension services and staff training programmes
  • Identification and up scaling  of successful indigenous technical knowledge
Implement Implement
Implement Implement
2 Promotion of public private partnership / national agricultural institutions Cross-cutting
3 Development and management of projects and programmes Development management Management Cross-cutting
  • planning and implementation of county specific projects and programmes
  • mobilize resources for county specific projects and programmes
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Enforcement and compliance of standards and regulations
Planning Implementation Implementation
4 Compilation of data Cross-cutting
5 Provision of extension services Coordination Cross-cutting
6 Promotion of agribusiness development

 

 

 

  • Promotion of farming as a business

 

  • Promotion of value addition and agro-processing
✔ Creating enabling environment  

 

Crosscutting
·   {C}{C}Prioritizing opportunities for value addition agro-processing
7 Implementation of land use policy

  • Customization and Implementation of farm management guidelines

 

 

 

Customization and Implementation of farm management guidelines   Implementation of farm management guidelines   Implementation of farm management guidelines  

Agribusiness

 

  • Catchment conservation
Customize and implement catchment conservation  

Implement catchment conservation

 

Implement catchment conservation

 

Engineering dept.

8 Policy and legislation Formulation, review and implementation.

  •  Implementation of national and sectorial policies and legislation

 

 

 

 

Interpret and implement national and sectorial policies

 

Implement

 

 

 

Implement

 

 

Cross-cutting
  • Formulation and review of county specific policies and legislation

 

 

 

 

 

Formulate county specific Policies and legislation Implementation of county specific policies

 

Implementation of county specific policies

 

  • Participation in the development of national agricultural policies and strategies
Participate Participate Participate
9 Organization and management of agricultural resources in the counties e.g. Equipment, human resources, finances etc. Cross-cutting
10 Facilitation of research-extension-farmer and other stakeholder linkages Cross-cutting
11 Pest and disease control Coordinate Implement Implement Crops dept.
12 Promote good post-harvest management practices Implement national strategy Implement national strategy Implement national strategy Cross-cutting
13 Water harvesting and management Implement national strategy Implement national strategy Implement national strategy Cross-cutting
14 Generation of county research priorities Coordinate participation Participation Cross-cutting
15 County specific disaster management Cross-cutting

PROJECT/PROGRAM IMPLEMENTING

SUB-COUNTIES

SUMMARY OF ACHIEVEMENTS DURING THE YEAR 2012/2013.
1 Kenya Agricultural Productivity and Agribusiness Project. (KAPAP)

 

 

Mathira East and West, Kieni West, Tetu and Nyeri South. Shillings 5,278,950.00 and 7,376,468.00 was utilized in the county for office operations and farmers grants respectfully.  5 value chains i.e. dairy, bananas, potatoes, fish and rabbits were prioritized by stakeholders and are being promoted. 10,709 farmers were reached through 349 groups. During the year, through support by the project, farmers in Nyeri County were able to generate an income of 132,000,000 shillings.
2 Agricultural Sector Development Support Project (ASDSP).

 

 

All Sub-Counties The county was privileged to host the National launch at Kabiruini show-grounds. A total of 4,089 farmers (1,227 female and 2,862 male) and 106 pupils attended the launch.

The program organizational and operational structures were put in place at the county level. Sensitization about the program to both the county steering committee and the sub counties agricultural sector heads was done.

The CCU offices were set up and furnished.

The county ASDSP value chains prioritization process was carried out. Three value chains i.e. Dairy cow, Irish potatoes and indigenous poultry were prioritized in a participatory stakeholder forum.

3 Njaa Marufuku Kenya Program – NMK All Sub-Counties 25 groups funded for up scaling to commercial agriculture with grants ranging between 120,000 and 150,000 shillings each.
4 Small Holder Horticulture Empowerment Unit Project (SHEP-UP) Kieni East and Kieni West 18 groups were trained and retrained on gender mainstreaming, cropping calendar, record keeping and marketing. 50% increase in production and improved gender relations. Appropriate road maintenance and soil fertility technologies were also covered.
5 National Drought Management Project. Kieni East 10 groups were trained on seed cereal banking and desert farming using upland arrow roots and sweet potato.
6 Water Harvesting Project Kieni West and East 2 water pans were constructed with Green house and seed potato bulking demonstrations one per district.
7 Traditional high value crops Project (THVC). Kieni West, Kieni East and Mukurweini. 128 groups benefited with assortment of seeds and planting materials.
8 Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture Project (UPAP). Nyeri Central 8 Groups were formed and among them 2 on value addition, 5 technologies were promoted on food security and green house farming. One group established a tree nursery for environmental conservation.
10 Modernising Extension Agricultural Services(MEAS) All Sub-Counties The project is at its initial implementation stage and the piloting is being done in Nyeri and Machakos County. Sensitization of the County and Sub County Managers has already been done. Training of field Officers on5-Skills Set is ongoing. The involved staff have already been given a Laptop and a modem.
11 E-Extension All Sub-Counties This project is also at its initial stage and is meant to transform extension service provision to the use of IT. A TOT for the trainers has already been conducted and training of field Officers to man the desks is ongoing. The officers has already been provided with a laptop and are awaiting to be provided with a modem and a smart phone
12 Plant wise Mukurweini The project has already trained Officers who are manning Mobile Plant Clinics where farmers can come with their diseased plants for advice on action to take. The Project is also providing the infrastructure for the clinic namely a tent, a chair, data bank, a problem identification kit

Sub-County Agricultural Officers ( DAOS)

Mathira West
David Nyaga Ireri
0720519528
ireridave@yahoo.com

Mathira East
Mary Njine
0721265872
njinem@yahoo.com3

Nyeri Central
Alice Thenya
0721622981
alicethenya@yahoo.com4

Nyeri South
Rufus  M. Kamau
0722640969
nyerisouthdao@yahoo.co.uk

Mukurweini
Beatrice N Theuri
0721399136
bntheuri@yahoo.com

Tetu
Alice W Gichuki
0721633225
agichuki@yahoo.com

Kieni West
David K Kariuki
0722698352
daokieniwest@yahoo.com

Kieni East
Jane Kibe
0721272908
daonyerinorth@yahoo.com

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