FAO in Kenya

News

26 July 2018
For every $1 FAO spent on early livestock interventions in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia in early 2017, as herders braced for another harsh drought, each family saw benefits worth up to $9 due to less animals dying of hunger and disease, and producing up to three times more milk.
22 June 2018
Fall Armyworm has spread rapidly across Africa since 2016, causing immense damage particularly to maize crops. In Kenya, FAO training in mechanical control is helping family farmers protect their crops.
13 June 2018
The Afrisoils programme aims to increase soil productivity in 47 African countries by 30 percent, and reduce soil degradation by 25 percent in the next ten years. Africa is the second driest continent, with nearly half of its surface made up of desert, and 40 percent of it affected by desertification.  
19 December 2017
Nanyuki – A three-day training targeting veterinary professionals and para-professionals from Kenya’s Samburu, Laikipia, Meru, Isiolo, Baringo and Elgeyo Marakwet counties and the Regional Veterinary Investigation Laboratories - Karatina and Eldoret has wrapped up.  The aim of the training was to build the capacity of sub-national level veterinary officers to...
07 December 2017
Nairobi - The animal disease surveillance capacity evaluation in Kenya has been concluded after an eleven day process aimed at improving local capacities in detection, prevention and response of animal diseases or threats, including zoonoses (diseases which can be transmitted between animals and humans). The objective was to conduct an external...