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The Agricultural Society of Kenya cordially invites all the residents of Embu and its environs to the Eastern Kenya branch Show- Embu starting Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th March, 2018 at Njukiri Showground- Embu.

This year you are guaranteed to find the best array of Agriculture products and services, the best Emergent Technologies and Innovations, Advanced Equipment and a Rich Network of Diverse Business Ventures among many more. You will also interact with exhibitors with rich information on current business practices & transaction ideas, career advice and financial information…It is all available at just one stop.

 

Gates open from 6a.m to 6p.m daily. Entry charges are Ksh. 200 for Adults and Ksh. 150 for Children.

 

For further queries call the Branch Manager on: +254712503925

 

KARIBU KWA MAONYESHO EMBU!!!

 

 

 

The Eldoret National Show, the curtain raiser of the society events, is scheduled for March 7th to 10th 2018 at the Eldoret National Showgrounds.

The Show this year is bigger and better. Expect to find a wide array of displays on new Agricultural innovations and technologies, Funfair for the kids and family related bonding activities. Also present will be various exhibitors with rich information on current business practices & transaction ideas, career advice, financial information…. All under one roof!

Gates will open from 6 a.m to 6 p.m daily. Normal entry visitor charges are Ksh. 250 for Adults and Ksh. 200 for Children.

 

For any queries, Contact the Branch Manager on - +254 721 769 899

 

Karibu Kwa Maonyesho Eldoret!

The Chairman, Council, Chief Executive, Senior Management and Staff of the Agricultural Society of Kenya wish you a successful 2018.

The Society takes this opportunity to cordially invite you to all our shows. The shows this year are bigger and better. We aim to provide quality services and attract high number of exhibitors from different fields to showcase the latest innovations and technology the market has to offer.

 

The shows will also provide an opportunity to foster agricultural trade, business to business collaborations and market access amongst stakeholders.

 

Show participants will be provided with a platform to learn new strategies of maximizing the economic gains to foster sustainable commercial agriculture.

 

Come one come all. Karibu Kwa Maonyesho!

Venue: Egerton University - Njoro, 24th Nov -3rd Dec.

The PS Public Service, Youth & Gender Affairs Mrs. Sicily Kariuki tours the Ministry of Agriculture stand.

Cordially inviting you to Kabarnet Branch Show
Cordially inviting you to Kisii Show

The Nakuru County Governor Hon. Kinuthia Mbugua tours the National Police Service stand with the Society Deputy National Chairman Mr. Jackson Tuwei & Nakuru Branch Chairman Ms. Margaret Anami.

Governor Machakos County attends Machakos Branch Show Official Opening

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Pleasantly and tart, passion fruit is brimming with many plant-derived nourishing essentials offering optimum health remedies. It is an avid climber (vine) which grows on anything that can grapple around through its tendrils. The plant requires well-drained fertile soil and good moisture to flourish. It grows quickly and reaches about 15-20ft. Passion fruit is an intriguing and mysterious fruit that has a surprising number of health and medical benefits.

Health benefits of passion fruits;

  • Protection against cancers and heart diseases.
  • Improve blood circulation in body.
  • Boost immune system.
  • Improve eyesight.
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improve bone mineral density.
  • Eliminate asthma problem.

Other benefits

  • Passions add a distinct flavor to fruit salads.
  • Passions used in the preparation of sauce, jellies, and syrups.
  • It is employed in various recipes like passion fruit mousse, ice-cream, pizza, desserts, cakes, mousse

 

Fresh passion fruit contains provitamin A beta-carotene, vitamin C (36%), dietary fiber (42%) and iron (12%) in significant quantities as a percent of the daily value.

If you are looking for a nutritious and tasty snack, passion fruit is your choice. 

The reading of the 2017 budget bill by the Parliament National Secretary, Henry Rotich, came as good news to Kenyans as he proposed to allow duty free importation of white maize for four months.

The government decided to waive all taxes on the inputs used to manufacture maize and wheat. This serves as a major boost to Kenyans with Ugali being the staple food and the backbone of our economy.

Maize is mostly grown in hot climates although it has been said to thrive in hot, cold and even wet conditions making it versatile. In Kenya, Uasin Ngishu and Trans Nzoia County are the leading producers of Maize.

More of this story go to;

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/business/article/2001234541/good-news-for-kenyans-as-government-removes-taxes-on-maize-and-wheat

 

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The PS State Department East African Community, Madam Betty Maina at the Egerton University stand

His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta at the China Chamber of Commerce.

Cabinet Secretary Agriculture Mr. Willy Bett at the Kephis stand during the Nairobi International Trade Fair

The Governor Nairobi County Dr. Evans Kidero at the Nairobi water stand.

The ASK Nairobi team at the All Saints Cathedral Church celebrating the 2016 Nairobi International Trade Fair Harvest Festival.

Welcome to Nyeri National Show 2016

Mombasa Show Branch Chairman Mr. Brown Ondego and the Show Committee at the closing ceremony. 

The Patron of the Agricultural Society of Kenya, H.E the President, Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta at Mombasa County Government stand during his tour at the showground- Mkomani.

The Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. Willy Bett at KALRO stand during the 2016 Mombasa International Show-Mkomani. 

The Patron of the Society H.E the President, Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta and the Governor Mombasa County Hon. Ali Hassan Joho during a past Mombasa International Show. He is accompanied by the CEC in charge of Agriculture, Mr. Antony Njaramba, the Branch Manager Mombasa Mr. Brown Ondego among other officials.

The Agricultural Society of Kenya Nakuru National Agricultural show closed its gates today Saturday 9th July 2016. The show which was a five days affair ended on a high and positive note. The show goers flocked the grounds fully to engage with the large number of exhibitors who participated with lots of fun activities lined up.

It is our hope that farmers and entrepreneurs have had an opportunity to gain knowledge of modern technologies availed during the show as well as lucrative business ventures. Kindly, let us continue with the spirit of diversifying agriculture across our regions.

We applaud and thank Nakuru County for the support in our activities during the show. For the exhibitors, collaborators, stakeholders, farmers and all show goers’ thank you for your time and dedication towards the success of the show.

We hope to meet you next week at Kisii showground for the Kisii Branch Show starting 14th – 17th July, 2016.

The Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Mr. Willy Bett takes a keen look at certified seeds at the KALRO stand.

 

The Iraq Ambassador Dr. Hadi Fragrant getting insights on operations at the GDC stand. Looking on is the Nakuru Branch Chairman Mr. John Karanja and the Chief Executive Officer ASK Mr. Batram Muthoka among other officials.

The Governor Machakos County Dr. Alfred Mutua admires a clay molded shoe during last year’s Machakos show (2015).

He was accompanied by the National Chairman Mrs. Annabel Kiriinya and other Society and Machakos County officials.

Agriculture is the major driver of economic growth in Kakamega. The main crops grown are sugar cane, maize, beans, cassava, finger millet, sweet potatoes, bananas, tomatoes, tea and sorghum. The County is however popularly known for sugar cane production having the largest sugar factory; that is Mumias factory based at Mumias to the west of Kakamega as well as numerous small-holder sugar mills.

The Agricultural Society of Kenya Meru National Show came to a close today Saturday 4th June 2016. The show has been running for four days from 1st June with Agri- activities targeting entrepreneurs and farmers and also entertainment which kept the young at heart regaled. 

Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Mr. Willy Bett admires fresh vegetables at the Kephis stand during the Official Opening of Meru National show. Narrating through is the AG. Managing Director Kephis, Dr. Esther Kimani. Looking on is the Meru Branch Chairman Mr. Stanley Mukaria, among other Society officials.

Nanyuki Branch Show Chairman Mr. Francis Gitonga giving a speech during the official opening of the show - 27th May, 2016.

Governor Laikipia County admires pure mountain oil at the Pure oils stand during the official opening at the Nanyuki Branch show. He was accompanied by the ASK National Chairman Mrs. Annabel Kiriinya, the Branch chairman Mr. Francis Gitonga among other Society officials.

The Guest of honour Deputy County Commissioner Laikipia East - Hon. Kiarie Njuguna at the Kieni Canola Industry Mweiga stand during the Mt. Kenya Branch show Nanyuki Business/Farmers day. He was accompanied by the Chairman NAWASCO, Mr. Mohamed Yusuf and Nanyuki Branch Chairman Mr. Francis Gitonga among other Society officials.

HEEP Project Kitchen Garden Beneficiary Harvesting Vegetables (Kales) in Umande Ward, Nanyuki.

Easter is here with us once again! This annual festival presents us an opportunity to spend more time with family members and loved ones away from our busy working environs. As we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ let us take rest and clear our minds from the fast paced economy.

Kindly let us remember four important things over the Easter holiday;

Gratefulness - this goes a long way. A research finding by Robert Emmons has it that those who practice grateful thinking "reap emotional, physical and interpersonal benefits." People who regularly practice gratification report fewer illness symptoms, feel better about their lives as a whole, and are more optimistic about the future. Emmons conclusion is that gratitude is a choice, one possible response to our life experiences.

Trying new recipes - This can be a fun experience when it is done with close friends or family members. There is a certain magic that comes along with it. It ensures bonding and moments that come to make cherished memories for a lifetime.

Celebrating with others - Do not just celebrate it alone. Join people. One can attend a church service, join up a group of friends for an afternoon treat or go for that play you have always died to watch in a theater.

Share the love- Easter is all about hope. Sharing the love during this season can be a reason to spur hope in humanity. Sharing whatever we have with the less privileged, spending time with those that you have not been with, getting in touch with lost friends and visiting the sick help spread the love this season .

We wish you a happy Easter holiday filled with joy, peace and laughter.

Remember to turn up for the next Agriculture show, Mt Kenya Branch Show- Nanyuki on 26th May 2016- 28th May 2016.

KARIBUNI NYOTE.

Widely known for the production of macadamia nuts, Embu County heavily relies on agriculture as the main economic activity. Other crops grown in the region include mangoes, tea, coffee and pyrethrum.

 A major milestone achieved in the county is setting up a one of a kind nut processing factory. In a move to support mango farmers within the region, Governor Wambora says that the county government has teamed up with Mango Malo Cooperative to set up a Mango process factory which will benefit farmers.  This mango project marks it one of the 100 projects in 100 days in Embu.

The town of Embu is known for its Jacaranda trees that literally turn the municipality into a purple shower when it flowers. The trees lose their green leaves and become solid purple when they bloom usually in October-November annually, depending on the rainfall.

For water sports lovers such as kayaking, this is the place to be. Four of the seven forks of River Tana, that is Masinga, Kindaruma, Kiambere and Kamburu are located here.They are mainly used for generation of electricity.

Little known fact to this region is that; owing to its altitude and climate advantage, athletes usually have their endurance training at St Mark’s Kigari teachers college that has specialized facilities.

With the above in mind, the Agricultural Society of Kenya has partnered with stakeholders in organizing an exhibition in Embu to promote technology, innovation, research and development in agriculture, trade and allied sectors.

We give you a hearty welcome to the show dubbed, Eastern Kenya Branch Show starting 10th to 12th March 2016.

Come one, come all and have a firsthand experience of agriculture at its best display!

Farmers outside Kipchoge Keino stadium (Eldoret) in huge numbers drying out their products after a harvest.

The Chairman, Council, Chief Executive, Senior Management and Staff of the Agricultural Society of Kenya Wish you a Flourishing
2016.