Great advise from Kitui Met Boss Daniel Mbithi as Rains begins



kitui county Meteological department boss Mr Daniel Mbithi has advised farmers to take advantage of the ongoing rainfall season and plant crops that does not require long rainfalls.

Speaking to the TCD digital Editor at his office in Kitui town, Mbithi said the farmers by 30th this month should have planted their seeds because the rains will not be considerably in many parts of kitui.

According to the meteorological department in kitui, the rains partners in kitui county will rains as follows

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The weather focus for kitui county has three zones according to the latest Agro-weather advisory:

This advisory was developed on 13th and 14th March 2023 at Kitui Pastoral Center (Thome Wa Akilisto), Kitui
Town by a team of subject matter experts from Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) and Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MoAL) in Kitui County with financial
support from the KCEP-CRAL project and its international partners.

The advisory is mainly aimed at supporting farm level decision-making in Kitui County in planning agricultural activities for the March-April-May (MAM) 2023 rainfall season..

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The lower Zone.

Will receive precipitation between 80- 200mm of rainfall which is expected to be the lowest according to the weatherman. These are the area of focus.

Tseikuru, Ngomeni, Malalani, Nuu, Nguni, Mutha, Voo kyanite, zombie, Mwitika, Ikanga kya tune, Mutomo kibwea Kanyangi, Kisasi, Kanziko, semisi, Ikutha, athi, Ngutani, and Kyuso ward.

The middle zone will receive between 200- 300mm of rain, these are the wards of focus.

Tharaka, Waita, Kivou, Mwingi central, Mui, Thaana, Migwani, Matinyani, kwa Mutonga, Miambani, Mulango, Mbitini, Nzambani, Chuluni, Mutito, yatta kwa Vonza, and kyangwithya East.

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The Upper zone – will receive rainfall between 300 – 400mm.

Mumoni, Mutonguni, Kauwi, and kitui townships, only four wards will receive adequate rain for farming.

Other area farmers have been advised to plant Ndengu, Millet, sorghum, and other crops which don’t require more rain.

The rains are expected to end by the second week of May, therefore farmers have been advised to have finished putting seeds to the ground by 30th March.

See you in the next article. the types of seeds you need to use.