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Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries

AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT

VISION

The Department’s vision is “to be the leading player in transformation of Bomet County Agriculture, Livestock Development and Fisheries sectors into innovative, food secure, commercially oriented, competitive and modern industry”.

MISSION

In cognizance of the role of the agricultural sector in the County economy and the people’s livelihoods, the Mission is “to facilitate the transformation of Bomet County Agriculture, Livestock Development and Fisheries sectors into innovative, food secure, commercially oriented, competitive and modern industry in a sustainable environment”.

Extension services provided by department of Agriculture, Livestock Development & Fisheries

  • Provision of modern agricultural extension services
  • Provision of Veterinary extension (disease surveillance and routine vaccinations) 
  • Provision of fisheries extension services
  • Meat inspection
  • Hides and skins quality control
  • A.I services
  • Establishment of model farms
  • On farm demonstrations and adaptive research
  • Facilitation of access to soil testing and plant disease diagnosis
  • Surveillance of aflatoxins, larger grain borer, and other crop pests and diseases
  • Tick control and other animal health services
  • Monitoring and reporting of food balances
  • Farm visits on farm specific interventions
  • Regular Field visits for monitoring & backstopping of programs
  • Group visits for training, demonstrations and mentoring
  • Visits to livestock Auction yards
  • Fisheries extension services
  • Meat hygiene promotion through Slaughter house rehabilitation
  • Improvement of tea buying centers
  • Small scale irrigation extension services
  • Dips rehabilitation and operationalisation

Planned Farmers’ Training Activities (July 2013- June 2014 FY)

Food and Cash crop development

  • Irish potato seed production
  • Fruits establishment and management (Grafted avocadoes, mangoes and TC bananas, etc)
  • Fruit nurseries and propagation mother block establishment and management
  • Maize lethal necrotic disease sensitization and management
  • Production, value addition & utilization of traditional high value crops
  • Crop protection & Post harvest management
  • Use of ICT to obtain online market information (e-extension)
  • Composting and fertilizer use
  • Safe use of agrochemicals
  • Greenhouse technology
  • Energy conservation technologies
  • On farm water harvesting technologies
  • Farm planning and enterprise selection
  • Coffee nursery establishment, production  and processing
  • Small scale Drip irrigation

Livestock production trainings

  • Dairy cow management training
  • Field demonstration on feed conservation
  • Field demonstration on pasture establishment
  • Poultry management training
  • Indigenous poultry commercialization trainings
  • Bee keeping and honey processing & marketing training
  • On-farm animal feed field demonstration on conservation
  • Provision of Veterinary services (Vaccination of livestock)
  • Trainings on Rabbitry production and urine utilization for processing of foliar feeds

Fisheries promotion trainings

  • Fish pond construction and management
  • Fish harvesting methods in ponds and dams
  • Fish value addition and marketing
  • Eat more fish trainings and promotional campaigns

 

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