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Governor Ongwae appeals to ‘COCA COLA’ company to revive Kisii Bottlers factory

Governor Ongwae appeals to ‘COCA COLA’ company to revive Kisii Bottlers factory

Kisii County governor James Ongwae has appealed for the re-establishment of Kisii Bottlers company that was shut down recently. Ongwae…

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County government committed to complete Projects

County government committed to complete Projects

The Kisii County Government is committed to completing ongoing development projects initiated by the County in good time. The projects…

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Kisii County Government partners with UNICEF to promote hygiene

Kisii County Government partners with UNICEF to promote hygiene

The Kisii County government health department is partnering with the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in a campaign…

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County involves residents in LREB sensitisation drive

County involves residents in LREB sensitisation drive

The 4th summit of the Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB) recently held in Kisii provided a forum for residents’ participation…

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Governor Ongwae inaugurates Kisii Municipality Board

Governor Ongwae inaugurates Kisii Municipality Board

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae today inaugurated the Kisii Municipality Board which will be in charge of managing the Kisii…

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Construction of Sombogo tea factory underway

Construction of Sombogo tea factory underway

Tea is a major cash crop earner for small scale farmers in our county who are affiliated to the Kenya…

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Ongwae, Kimemia urge government to embrace wind and solar energy investments to reduce cost of power

Ongwae, Kimemia urge government to embrace wind and solar energy investments to reduce cost of power

Kisii governor James Ongwae and his Nyandarua counterpart Francis Kimemia on Thursday appealed to the national government to embrace investments…

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Governor Ongwae committed to promote staff improvement programme

Governor Ongwae committed to promote staff improvement programme

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae has undertaken to implement the policies initiated by the World Bank funded Kenya Devolution Support…

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Governor puts Staff on notice over performance

Governor puts Staff on notice over performance

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae has asked county government employees to strive and satisfactorily deliver on their mandate in public…

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Prioritize service delivery to residents, governor Ongwae challenges staff

Prioritize service delivery to residents, governor Ongwae challenges staff

Kisii Governor James Ongwae has challenged County Public Servants to dedicate their energies on service delivery to residents. Speaking during…

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Governor Ongwae in the US for the Annual East Africa Chamber of Commerce Trade Conference

Governor Ongwae in the US for the Annual East Africa Chamber of Commerce Trade Conference

Kisii Governor James Ongwae is in Dallas, USA for the 11th Annual East Africa Chamber of Commerce Trade Conference 2018. …

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CS Matiang’i commends county and national government officials in Kisii for ‘ideal’ working relationship

CS Matiang’i commends county and national government officials in Kisii for ‘ideal’ working relationship

The Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government Dr. Fred Matiang’i has hailed the good working relationship between…

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Governor James Ongwae Signs into Law the Finance Bill, 2018/2019

Governor James Ongwae Signs into Law the Finance Bill, 2018/2019

Kisii Governor James Ongwae has signed into law the Finance Bill, 2018, which grants the County powers to collect revenue…

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Residents to Benefit from Renal Services at Nyamache Sub-County Hospital

Residents to Benefit from Renal Services at Nyamache Sub-County Hospital

Patients with kidney failure in Kisii County will now access dialysis services at Nyamache Sub County Hospital in Bobasi following…

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County Receives Sh 110Million to Strengthen Banana Value Chain

County Receives Sh 110Million to Strengthen Banana Value Chain

The Kisii County Government has received a KShs.110million grant from the European Union to strengthen the banana value chain for…

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Kisii Farmers to benefit in modern farming technology from Israel

Kisii farmers are set to benefit in modern farming technology through a proposed partnership between the Kisii county government and an Israeli investor.

The partnership will entail, value addition, harvesting, processing and cooling of dairy produce.

The investor under the umbrella Green Arava Company seeks to develop sustainable agricultural businesses in developed areas and emerging economies, with a particular expertise in transformation of semi-arid and arid regions.

Green Arava Chairman, Yariv Kedar urged Kisii County Government to consider selecting farmers for training on improved agriculture in Israel.

“A few students from Kenya are undergoing an 11 months training in Israel to gain knowledge on modern farming in various fields which include agriculture, poultry, aquaculture, and cattle farming.” said Kedar.

Kedar said that the company’s focus is to implement the most advanced and modern agro technologies which will empower its customers and ensure sustainability and growth in all corners of the world.

“Our intention is to transform agriculture in Kisii County by adding value to your agricultural products if you take our initiative,” he opined.

In a presentation, he showed various projects undertaken by Green Arava including processing of maize, fish and avocado produce.

Emma Mwenda, Commercial manager at Green Arava, talked about the Myco Apply Endoprime product that helps build better crops from bottom up.

Myco Apply Endoprime contains four species of mycorrhizae organisms,scientifically selected for crop needs. These beneficial fungi live in a symbiotic relationship with the roots of the plant providing water and nutrients to your crops.

“Through the creation of water storage tanks within the root; the root is able to draw in and store water in periods of moisture abundance and release it slowly to the crop during drought stress thereby maximizing plant health and vigor,” said Mwenda.

Kisii deputy governor Joash Maangi supported Green Arava initiative since a majority of kisii residents are farmers.

He also addressed challenges facing farmers which include lack of cold-room and silo storage facilities, lack of a market and adding value to their products.

“The problem with our farmers is how to preserve their products so that to prevent them from deteriorating in their value before they are sold,” said Maangi.

Maangi urged the investors to help Kisii County come up with cold room storage facilities which will help preserve farmers’ products and enhance returns due to prolonged produce shelf-life.

Green Arava has a wide range of expertise and operates on large scale farming with open-field irrigated crops, green houses with high quality vegetables, packing houses, cooling and post-harvest facilities. The company has agricultural productivity concerns in several countries the world over.

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