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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

Good News to Farmers

HUNGRY KENYANS THRONG SHOPS TO BUY  UNGA
ASK wishes you a fun filled & blessed Easter
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

 

A Successful Camel Farming Project in Kenya 

Amazing facts on Dewberries this Festive
GOING CRANBERRY OVER THE SEASON

TIPS ON BLACKBERRY FARMING

Living the Berry Lifestyle

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.

Hon. Eugene Ludovic Wamalwa, the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Water and Irrigation at the AFFA stand during the 2015 Kitale National show. He is accompanied by the Governor Trans Nzoia County, H.E Hon. Patrick Simiyu Khaemba, ASK Ag. National Chairman, Mrs. Annabella Kiriinya among other officials.

The Agricultural Society of Kenya held its Kitale National Show from 28th - to 31st October at Kitale showground. The theme for the show was, “Enhancing Technology in Agriculture and Industry for Food Security and National Growth”.

The show having been graced by the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Hon. Eugene Ludovic Wamalwa, was officially opened to the public on Friday 30th October.

The cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Water and Irrigation Hon. Eugene Ludovic Wamalwa in company with the Governor Trans Nzoia County, H.E Hon. Patrick Simiyu Khaemba among other officials got briefs at the AFFA stand on how the new maize peeler machine operates.

Other organizations that participated in the show included; Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Industrialization, Cooperative bank, Equity bank, Coca-Cola, ADC, NHIF, Postal Corporation of Kenya, KCB, Elgon Kenya Limited, KTDA, New KCC, Safaricom Limited, Kenya Seed Company among others.

The Governor Elgeyo Marakwet, H.E. Eng. Alex Tolgos (left) at the AFFA stand during the ASK Kabarnet branch show. He was accompanied by Deputy Governor Baringo County, Hon. Mathew Tuitoek (right) among other county officials.

The Agricultural Society of Kenya held its Kabarnet branch show on 15th to 17th October at Kabarnet showground.

The Patron of the Society, H.E the President, Hon Uhuru Kenyatta at the Zambian Pavilion, Jamhuri park/showground during the 2015 Nairobi International Trade Fair. He is accompanied by the Zambian minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Mrs. Margaret Manakatwe, Brenda Muntemba among other delegates.

The Deputy Vice President, Hon. William Ruto (Left) accompanied by Government and Society officials at the New KCC stand during the ASK Nyeri National Show in Nyeri.

His Excellency, President Uhuru Kenyatta, along with Mombasa County Governor Hassan Ali Joho, Ag. National Chairman Mrs. Annabel Kiriinya among other officials, inspect livestock at the 2015 Mombasa International show at Mkomani showground

 Mrs. Annabel Kiriinya, the ASK Ag. National Chairman in accompaniment with other ASK and Mombasa Government officials, presents spinach as part of the farmers produce to the receiving Harvest Festival Arch Bishop Julius Kalu. 

Mr. & Miss YFCK 2015, (Right), Mr. Hamid from Dagoretti High School and (Left) Miss. Esther Obbayi from State House Girls, pose for a photo after their triumph of YFCK National Camp Contest at Shanzu Teachers College, Mombasa.

The Ministry of Agriculture stand in the Kisumu Regional Show exuded its function perfectly as seen from the eager and impressed faces of the Guest of Honour, Governor Jack Raguma, the Deputy National Chairman, Mr. Charles Owelle, the Branch Chairman, Mr. Caleb Oguya and the members accompanying them. The Show, which took place on July 29th – 2nd August, was a success and served as an important platform for agricultural and trade information.

Agriculture Teachers and YFCK Patrons pose for a group photo at Egerton University, venue for 2015 National Agriculture Teachers Conference.

The Mt. Kenya A.S.K Branch Show (Nanyuki) welcomes exhibitors and the general public to the 2015 Show set to be held from 28th – 30th May 2015, at the Nanyuki Showground.

 

The newly elected Agricultural Society of Kenya officials took office during the 92nd Annual General Meeting held on Friday 10th April at the Jamhuri park.

The Guest of Honour, Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture Livestock & Fisheries, Hon Felix Koskei accompanied by County Patron, Hon Jackson Mandago  get an in depth view into KVDA's functions, products and services guided by the Authority's Managing Director,  David Kimosop. With presence in 5 counties KVDA topped as the "Best Agro Processing Stand" and came close second as "The Best Local Manufacturer Stand"

Our 2015 calendar of events is out, Kicking off with Eldoret National Show on 4th March.

The governor of Transnzoia county Hon. Patrick Khaemba listens keenly to a lecture on Mavuno fertilisers. He is accompanied by the Chairman Kitale Branch Mrs Tabitha Toroitich and other society officials when he visited the ARM Cement Ltd Stand ( formaly Athi River Mining Company) during the 2014 Kitale National Show.

The Chief Guest , C S East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism, Phyllis Kandie accompanied by CS Agriculture, livestock & Fisheries and Baringo County Governor, Hon Benjamin Cheboi  share a joke as Hon Kandie examines the fruit arrayed at the County Government Stand during the official opening of ASK Kabarnet Branch Show

In case you were wondering who outbid the president, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta at the pricey and definitely deserved costs of 670,000/ ,well it was one Mr Karim of Prime Cuts Butchery. He will happily take home this 2 year old bull from Kenya seed company LTD

Nairobi Regional Coordinator: Njoroge Ndirangu together with NITF Branch chairman: Ms Minne Njagi committee members and branch manager following a security meeting toured Jamhuri Park Showground inspecting the grounds n preparation for the Nairobi International Trade Fair

Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture,Livestock & Fisheries: Hon Felix Kosgey couldn't help but touch the huge fish showcased during the 2014 Kisumu Show

ASK’S CEO: Batram Muthoka and Boniface Kavuvi :the Secretary General Kenya Union of Commercial Food and Allied Workers shake hands and exchange a copy of the2014-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement(CBA) in a ceremony witnessed by representatives from the Society and Federation of Kenya at ASK headquarters in Jamhuri Park Nairobi.

Kisii County Governor,H.E James Ongwae was evidently impressed by the produce showcased by KARI during Kisii Show

The Agricultural Society of Kenya,  Chief stewards and branch Treasures from the 16 ASK branches country wide led by the Society National Chairman Mrs.  Alice Kalya,  the Financial Advisor Mr. Duncan Mwangi, and the CEO Mr. Batram Muthoka when they attended a training on the society’s financial manual at the Society’s headquarters in  Jamhuri Park on Friday 11th April 2014...

We value and recognize the substance of YFCK in shaping and training young minds and we will support the Club’s activities throughout the county,” said Rebecca Butalanyi, Uasin Gishu County Director for Education (CDE) during a meeting with Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) Eldoret branch officials.

H.E. the Deputy President, Hon. William Ruto, presents a dairy insurance policy to Mr. Singoi, the project manager Makongi Farm. The free policy was awarded to the Supreme Champion cow from Makongi farm at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Eldoret National show. Kilimo salama is an Agricultural initiative insurance from UAP and Syngenta foundation, that protects livestock against diseases and incidences. Looking on is the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries, Hon. Felix Koskei and the society's National Chairman Mrs. Alice Kalya among other society officials.

The Area MP Kapseret, Hon. Oscar Sudi admires a healthy maize crop when he toured the SeedCo stand  at the Eldoret National Show, yesterday.

The A.S.K First Vice Patron, Hon. Felix Koskei, with the Governor of Baringo County Hon. Bejamin Cheboi and other government officials admire livestock during the official opening of the  Kabarnet Agricultural Show. The show registered a very high turnout both exhibitors and show goers.

Official opening of the Nairobi International Trade Fair 2013 by His Excellency the President Uhuru Kenyatta

The Patron of the Society H.E the President Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, CGH, accompanied by the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Hon. Felix Koskei, when he toured the FMD East Africa Stand, at the just concluded Nakuru National Show. Mr. Fergus Robley, the M.D of FMD conducted the tour.

The Agricultural Society of Kenya,  National  Executive Committee led by the society Chairman Mrs.  Alice Kalya  pose for  a group photo with the Patron of the Society H.E the President  when they paid him a courtesy call at Statehouse, Nairobi.

Dr Romano Kiome, permanent secretary ministry of agriculture, together with the Nairobi branch committee members, during the 90th society annual general meeting held on Friday 5th April, 2013. Nairobi branch scooped the 1st prize in the national chairman’s trophy for the branch that posted the highest percentage increase in surplus from 2011-to 2012.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Agricultural Society of Kenya, Mr. Batram Muthoka receives a recognition Award from the Patron of the Society H.E the President

 

The Nairobi Provincial Commissioner Mr. Njoroge Ndirangu visits Jamhuri park to assess the preparations of the International Trade Fair.

Hon. Dalmas Otieno, Minister of State for Public Service, admires the fish parade at the just concluded Kisumu Regional Show. He is accompanied by Mr Batram Muthoka the Chief Executive of the Society. Besides them is a 62kg Nile Perch (Lates Niloticus or Mbuta) caught in Sori beach, Lake Victoria.

The 2012 Western Kenya Branch (Kakamega) show was officially opened on Friday 22nd June, 2012. The Chief Guest of the event was the Minister of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030, Hon. Wycliff Oparanya

The Eldoret National Show was officially opened on Friday 8th March 2012 by the Minister for Cooperative Development and Marketing, Hon. Joseph Nyagah E.G.H, M.P. The programme of the day started at 10:00am with the Ministerial party touring the showground visiting the demonstration plots and the trade area.

It was a tough challenge! The judges worked tirelessly the whole day, 7th March 2012, to ensure fair judgments during the competition of the various classes both in Trade and Livestock. All the exhibitors had prepared their stands exceptionally well, some were really outstanding and the showground looked beautiful.