HAILSTORM DESTROYS CROPS

Climate change forum to be held at Central ASK Show

Chairman Muchiri Kibera says farmers need to understand erratic climate patterns

In Summary

•Meteorological experts will be invited to explain exactly what is happening on matters concerning climate change

•There will be an animal auction where members of the public and business community will have an opportunity to buy the best breeds of cattle 

Nyeri CEC for Agriculture James Muturi with Central Kenya ASK show chairman Muchiri Kibera brief the media on Tuesday
Nyeri CEC for Agriculture James Muturi with Central Kenya ASK show chairman Muchiri Kibera brief the media on Tuesday
Image: EUTYCAS MUCHIRI

Experts have been invited to deal with topical issues on climate change during the Central Kenya ASK Show. 

Chairman Muchiri Kibera said a climate change conference will be held in the region today.

Speaking during a media briefing at Kabiruini Showground in Nyeri town on Tuesday, Kibera said this will help farmers understand how to mitigate effects of climatic changes.

 

“In Central Kenya we are experiencing erratic climatic changes. That is why we would like to invite the meteorological experts to come and explain what is happening,” he said.

A week ago, there was a hailstorm around the showground area that destroyed  crops. 

Kibera said hailstorms have never been experienced for more than 20 years and it destroyed some of the crops that were to be exhibited. 

Farmers should be prepared to insure their crops and animals, he said.

The farmers, he said, should also embrace technology that can help them mitigate damages that may occur due to changes in Weather.

Kibera also said that for the first time in Central Kenya ASK show, there will be an animal auction where members of the public and business community will have an opportunity to buy the best breeds of cattle in the showground.