Agrochemicals Association of Kenya/CropLIfe Kenya held its Annual General Meeting on 24th March 2017 at Radisson Blu Hotel, Upper Hill Nairobi.
AAK is glad to welcome the new board of the Association for 2017/2018.
Please find below some photos taken during the event.
The Agrochemicals Association of Kenya Annual General Meeting on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi starting at 11.00 a.m.
Companies wishing to nominate or whose candidates are nominated should be paid up members before the forms are received at the AAK Office. Further, those wishing to take part in elections should be paid up members according to Article XV (7) of the AAK Constitution.
The filled nomination forms should reach AAK Office by Monday, 06 March 2017 at 5.00 p.m and the proxy forms by Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 5.00 p.m.
Please remember to renew your subscription on or before 31st January 2017.
The Agrochemicals Association of Kenya(AAK) is the umbrella organization in Kenya for manufacturers, formulators, repackers, importers, distributors, farmers and users of pest control products. The association was started in 1958 and is affiliated to the global Agrochem industry as CropLife Kenya.
One of the major objectives of the association is the provision of public education concerning the safe use of pesticides. This objective is achieved through trainings which target both farmers and professionals in the agricultural sector. The association in collaboration with partners is also running the Spray Service Provider training programme which aims at professionalizing the spraying function in small scale farms.
As part of the efforts to achieve national coverage, AAK is seeking out 15 candidates to be recruited as part time trainers for the association. The candidates will be offered a 5 day Trainer of Trainers (ToT) course after which they will be engaged to cascade the trainings to farmers/stockists’/SSPs on a needs basis.
Ideally, the candidates will possess the following skills/ qualifications.
- Possess a minimum qualification of a degree in an agricultural related field.
- Should have undergone through prior training(s) on pesticide use/IPM
- Have practical experience of farming practices in Kenya especially in relation to pest management.
- Possess extensive experience as a trainer of adults.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills (in English and Kiswahili)
The training is set for 20th February, 2017 at a venue to be communicated to successful candidates. All trainees will be registered with the National Industrial Training Institute (NITA) as accredited AAK/CropLife Kenya trainers and Master trainers.
Monday, 31 October, 2016: AAK held sensitization Meeting with EAGC.
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Friday, 11 November 2016: AAK in partnership with the KMT held a launch of County Level Workshop and Expos aimed at improving farmers’ access to and effective use of agricultural inputs among other services. The launch was held at Serena Hotel, Nairobi.
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Agrochemicals Association of Kenya (AAK) Annual Dinner 2016 was successfully held on Friday, 18 November 2016 at Radisson Blu, Nairobi. The event whose Chief Guest was Dr. Manu Chandaria, OBE EBS a leading Kenyan businessman, was graced by AAK members and industry partners.
Below are some of the photos taken during the event.
Agrochemicals Association of Kenya and Kenya Market Trust partnership Launch Of County Level Workshops And Expos Aimed At Improving Farmers’ Access To And Effective Use Of Agricultural Inputs Among Other Services held on 11th November 2016 at The Serena Hotel Nairobi.
Below are some of the events photos.
With increasing concerns on food safety in terms of pesticides residues both locally and internationally, the Agrochemical industry through its stewardship program has embarked on supporting reduction of residues through the promotion of pest control technologies which are safer. The industry aims to do this through county level workshops and expos aimed at improving farmers’ access to and effective use of agricultural inputs among other services. Through this, the Agrochemicals Association of Kenya (AAK) has signed a partnership agreement with Kenya Market Trust (KMT) to offer a platform where all the stakeholders can come together and jointly participate in forums that will see a large number of farmers and extension officers impacted through the concerted effort and at the end, the risk towards human health, the environment and exceeding of the maximum Residue Levels will be greatly reduced.
The Project Goal and focus will be to promote dissemination of information on the latest products and technologies by intensifying and expanding ongoing farmer support in good agricultural practices. The partnership aims to build capacity of key stakeholders and farmers in Pest Control Technologies. It will give an opportunity for the industry to showcase different technologies in pest control. AAK will be the lead partner in the implementation of this forum. It is anticipated that the proposed concept will be implemented in 10 counties in 1 year and will be launched on 11th November 2016. The spread of knowledge by inputs suppliers will be achieved through annual county level workshops and technology demonstrations.
One key outcome of the project will be to sensitize stakeholders in the Horticulture Industry to support reduction of pesticides residues through presentations from key stakeholders and through exhibitions by AAK members in the 10 counties.
The launch of the activities aimed at transforming the Horticulture sub-sector in Kenya will take place at a breakfast meeting to be held on Friday 11th November 2016 at Serena Hotel, Nairobi.
Agrochemicals Association of Kenya (AAK) flagship newsletter for the Months of February 2016 to August 2016.
Please find it attached below.
(i) 31st October 2016 – Agrochemicals Association of Kenya (AAK) and East African Grain Council (EAGC) Partnership Launch
The partnership offers AAK members a business opportunity to partner with EAGC to provide inputs to distributors under the G Soko initiative. The launch will be a breakfast meeting at Serena Hotel from 7 o’clock.
(ii) 11th November 2016 - Agrochemicals Association of Kenya and Kenya Market Trust partnership launch.
The partnership will offer AAK members an industry forum which will see AAK members promoting their products, services and new technologies to farmers, extension officers, agro-dealers and key stakeholders in 10 counties. AAK will also bring together experts from Pest Control Products Board (PCPB), Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), Horticultural Crops Directorate ( HCD) to build capacity of the above stakeholders on food safety, Intergrated Pest Management (IPM) and Good Agricultural Practices. AAK members will have the opportunity to exhibit and showcase their products in the 10 counties.