Vihiga Agriculture

Growing Vihiga County

About Vihiga Agriculture

We are an intiative of Vihiga County's Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives.

The department's mandate is to create an enabling environment for sustainable development and management of crops, livestock, fisheries resources and cooperative movement to ensure the county’s Food and Nutrition security for improved livelihoods.

How We Operate

The Department of Agriculture in Vihiga County currently discharges its functions through these 6 directorates:

1.
Agriculture
This directorate handles all matters agriculture that are not covered by the other directorates.
2.
Crops
This directorate categorises crop production into industrial, food & horticultural crops.
3.
Livestock
Animal production accounts for nearly 40 percent of the employment opportunities.
4.
Veterinary
This directorate exists to ensure safe and healthy livestock and livestock products.
5.
Fisheries
The County has about 1000 active fish farmers operating about 1200 fish ponds.
6.
Cooperatives
Vihiga has a total of 95 cooperative societies spread through various sectors.
The department's single overarching goal is to promote an innovative, commercially-oriented, and modern agricultural sector.
Geoffrey Vukaya: County Executive Committee Member

Our Farmers

Vihiga County has a host of vibrant and enterprising farmers conducting different kinds of activities.
Sample our ever-growing list of farmers from across the county as they change lives through agriculture.

ALV Seed Banking in Vihiga County

Through an initiative aimed at the Preservation of Indigenous Vegetable Seeds in Vihiga County,
the department of Agriculture is contributing to the prosperity of farmers in the county.

Information Access

  • Quarterly Reports
  • Bills
  • Policies
  • Acts
  • Regulations
  • Strategic Plans / Sectoral Plans
  • Guidelines
  • Procurement Plans / Awards
  • Reports from Partners
  • Assembly Reports on Agriculture