ADC Farm Equipments
Maize Silage Harvesting
ADC Machinery
ADC Products -  Dairy Cows
ADC Irrigation
ADC Wheat Seed
ADC Dairy Cow
  • ADC Farm Equipments

    ADC Farm Equipments

  • Maize Silage Harvesting

    Maize Silage Harvesting

  • ADC Machinery

    ADC Machinery

  • ADC Products -  Dairy Cows

    ADC Products - Dairy Cows

  • ADC Irrigation

    ADC Irrigation

  • ADC Wheat Seed

    ADC Wheat Seed

  • ADC Dairy Cow

    ADC Dairy Cow

ADC Semen Production Center

The new plant at the Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC) will produce half a million doses annually.

According to ADC Managing Director Richard Aiyabei , the capacity will be increased to 3 million semen doses from next year once they buy 30 more bulls.

The one billion facility is expected to bring back dairy farmers who have been kept off by the high costs of artificial insemination services with many seeking alternative ways to breed their animals resulting to poor animal breeds and yields.

The Agricultural Development Corporation has completed construction of the facility constructed in Endebess in Trans Nzoia County and started collecting bull semen from 20 bulls.

Farm Advisory Services

Agricultural Development Corporation, a Government Parastatal,was established through an Act of Parliament Cap 444 of 1986 ADC manages large scale farms in kitale, lakipia, Nakuru and at the Coast with the following roles:-

  • Multiplication of quality seeds for the Kenyan farmer.
  • Custodian of national livestock studs.
  • Transfer technology from research institutions to Kenyan farmer.
  • Support agricultural processing industries as a major producer of agriculture produce e.g. Seed, milk, wheat and maize etc.

In order to achieve its mandate, ADC is guided by the following Vision and Mission:

Vision:To be the prime mover and the leader in agricultural development in Eastern Africa and beyond.

Mission: To promote sustainable agricultural development and reconstruction in Kenya by initiating, assisting and expanding agricultural undertakings and enterprises through production and supply of quality seed, technological transfers and training in a sustainable and affordable manner.

In line with the ADC strategic objectives of promoting viable agricultural production and marketing through linkages and transfer of technology, the Corporation has establish Farm Advisory And Management Services Unit ( FAMS ) to assist the Kenya farmer undertake farming as a business activity and not just a traditional pass time. The unit is mandated to provide the following services to the farmers:-

  • Farm consultancy.
  • Provision of management through secondment of a manger
  • Direct management of farms.
  • Provide contractual services e.g. Tractor hire and transport.

1-Consultancy Services

This targets established farms and offers technical advisory services both on crop and livestock production. The following Services are offered:-

a. Consultancy

  • Training: A.I. Technicians, Technicians, farm planning and budgeting.
  • I. Service: Sale of semen (Local and importing).
  • Clinical Services e.g. treatment, pregnancy diagnostic test (PDS)
  • Feed formulation and feeding guidelines.
  • Modern crop husbandry techniques.
  • Pasture establishment / management.
  • Hay making.
  • Silage and hay making.
  • Laboratory Services:- Feed analysis, moisture testing and soil PH testing.
  • Animal nutrition management (dairy, beef, sheep, goats, pigs and poultry.)
  • Animal breeding management.
  • Design and construction of farm structures.
  • Management of agricultural machinery.
  • Laboratory Services- animal feed analysis and soil testing.

b. Recruitment of farm managers: ADC will recruit and train managers within ADC Farms for a period not exceeding three months before recommending to the farmer. The cost of interview and training will be at current consultancy market rates and payable by the farm owner.

c. Provision of technical / advisory service :This will mainly be by specialized technical on livestock, crops and machinery.

d. Others Products

  • Dairy Meal.
  • Dairy young stock meal.
  • Dairy early wearer.
  • Beef finisher
  • Pig feed.
  • Chicken feed( Chic mash, layer mash, etc)
  • Oranges and citrus seedlings.
  • Rhodes grass hay.
  • Lucern hay
  • Breeding animals.


Dairy cattle,Beef cattle,Sheep,Goats,Cattle Their Prices are determined from time to time.

2. Management Through Secondment of a Manager.

This involves management of the farms by ADC in partnership with owner This fallowing apply:-

(i) Secondment of a manager : ADC will second a farm manager to the farm on behalf of the owner on agreed terms and the owner to provide all the required resources for running the farm. The manager’s role will be among other things:-

  • Management of the daily operations in the farm.
  • Preparation of budgets and quarterly progress reports.
  • Report to both farm owner and FAMS Unit.
  • Preparation of farms assessment reports.


(ii) In consultation with the owner of the farm,
 FAMS Unit shall agree on the following:-

  • All financial resources to be provided by the owner of the farm.
  • Terms of payment for services have to be agreed with ADC e.g.monthly, quarterly etc or may be negotiated based on the enterprises on the farm.
  • Managers’ salary and allowances will be based on ADC terms of service.

3. Direct Management of Farms

Here ADC will take over the farm and run Units. The conditions here will include that:-

  • All resources are e.g. finance and human resource to be catered for by the farm owner.
  • The management period to be agreed upon between FAMS Unit and the owner.
  • Legal agreement for the take over to be clearly stipulated by FAMS Unit and the owner of the farm.

 4. Contractual Services

i) Tractor and Equipment Hire Services

  • Land Breaking
  • 1st Ploughing / Stubble Ploughing
  • Heavy Harrow
  • Light Harrow
  • Planting
  • Spraying

ii) Transport Services

  • Lorry long distance haulage
  • Tractor for farm transport

iii) Borehole Drilling
iv) Harvesting Silage and hay bailing.
v) Repair and Rehabilitation / fabrication of agricultural machinery &
Equipment.

 5. How to apply for services

Any farmer interested in any of the services offered should apply to:-
The Manager Director
Agricultural Development Corporation
P.O. Box 47101-00100
NAIROBI

Divisional Manager
Agricultural Development Corporation
P.O Box 917
KITALE

 6. If the Farmer/Owner's Application is Successful then the following will be Undertaken

  • A technical team will prepare assessment report on the farm.
  • The farmer / farm is registered by ADC, and an account is opened.
  • Corporation Secretary will draw an appropriate agreement with the farms on the terms and conditions of the management services.
  • If any credit is offered, the authority and limit will be given by the Managing Director.
  • ADC recommends cash/ monthly payments or per agreement for all its services. However, in case of any credit, the terms must be fully agreed upon between ADC and the owner of the farm.
  • In case of default appropriate legal action will instituted for recovery of the debt.

 

Strategic Sections

Workshop Section

  • Repair and maintenance of farm tractors  and implements, farm machines, motor  vehicles(lorries and small vehicles).Services provided in the workshop are: cutting and turning of various metal works ,welding (arc and gas welding),automotive electrical repairs, mechanical  repairs, panel beating and spray painting, puncture repairs. Training of students on industrial attachment and exposure
  • Design and Production of new products as per customer needs( trailers and water bowsers), rehabilitation of old implements  and trailers and other farm equipments

Stores Section
Procurement and sale of spares to our workshop, ADC Farms and external customers

 Contract Section
It is a section that hires out machines to customers at 75% of market price. We provide the following services

  • Transport: Hire out Lorries for transport of raw materials, farm inputs and building materials.
  • Tractors and Machinery: Hire out tractors for all farm operations e.g. land preparation and subsequent operations up to harvesting of wheat and maize
  • Earth movers: Dam, roads and drainage rehabilitation and construction and other earthworks. We have a  Caterpillar D4 Dozer, Motor Grader Cat 120G,Caterpillar Cat D963
  • Drilling rig-Drilling and Servicing of Boreholes.
  • Management of water supply and reticulation systems  for domestic ,livestock and for irrigation
  • Design and construction of farm structures and farm systems.

 

Engineering Department

ADC Engineering Services was established in 1990 with the aim of rendering Engineering Services to ADC Farms in a cost effective and efficient manner .This mandate was expanded in 2003 to include farmers.

Vision
To be the leader of Engineering Services in Kenya and beyond.

 Mission
To provide engineering services namely, workshop, stores, contract services in line with the corporation strategic plan in order to meet the immediate needs of our farms and those of the community around us in a cost effective and efficient way.

 Strategic Objectives

  • To serve as a custodian for specialized machinery and implements and to provide essential mechanical services
  • Procuring and selling spare parts to customers
  • Undertake all major repairs and maintenance operations in  the centralized workshops
  • Research, design and fabricate products/systems according to customers’ needs.
  • To implement, evaluate and monitor all engineering systems and projects
  • To be resource centre in engineering consultancy and training.

Workshop Section

  • Repair and maintenance of farm tractors  and implements, farm machines, motor  vehicles(lorries and small vehicles).Services provided in the workshop are: cutting and turning of various metal works ,welding (arc and gas welding),automotive electrical repairs, mechanical  repairs, panel beating and spray painting, puncture repairs. Training of students on industrial attachment and exposure
  • Design and Production of new products as per customer needs( trailers and water bowsers), rehabilitation of old implements  and trailers and other farm equipments

Stores Section
Procurement and sale of spares to our workshop, ADC Farms and external customers

 Contract Section
It is a section that hires out machines to customers at 75% of market price. We provide the following services

  • Transport: Hire out Lorries for transport of raw materials, farm inputs and building materials.
  • Tractors and Machinery: Hire out tractors for all farm operations e.g. land preparation and subsequent operations up to harvesting of wheat and maize
  • Earth movers: Dam, roads and drainage rehabilitation and construction and other earthworks. We have a  Caterpillar D4 Dozer, Motor Grader Cat 120G,Caterpillar Cat D963
  • Drilling rig-Drilling and Servicing of Boreholes.
  • Management of water supply and reticulation systems  for domestic ,livestock and for irrigation
  • Design and construction of farm structures and farm systems.

 

Artificial Insemination & Business Skills Training

The Course: Theory training on technical aspects of Artificial Insemination,General Animal Health & Production and Business Management spread over
four (4) weeks followed by three (3) weeks of Artificial Insemination (AI)practicals on ADC farms.

Modules: Dairy Technical Skills, Feeds & Nutrition, General Animal Management, Business Skills, Management, Marketing & Sales, Extension & Farmer Education and Cross Cutting Issues.

Target Group:

  • Animal Health Certificate holders from recognized institutions.
  • Diploma or Degree holders with a bias in Animal Sciences and/or
  • Animal Health from recognized institutions.
  • Practicing Artificial Insemination and/or Agrovet Service Providers interested in improving their technical skills in Artificial Insemination and/or Business Management Skills.
  • Other non- practicing service providers interested in the business skills component
  • Practising service providers wishing to have refresher training


Intake:
 Four (4) classes annually in January, April, July and December

Instructors: Qualified competent lecturers who are experts in their areas of specialization in Animal Health & Production and Business Management.

Training Fees:
Registration Fees 500/=
Tuition Fees 21,300/=
Accommodation 20,000/=
Examination Fees 2,000/=
Caution Money 1,000/=
Medical Cover 1,000/=
Total Fees 45,800/=

Other short courses include;

  • Crop and Livestock production refresher courses
  • Short courses in Animal Nutrition, Feeds & Feeding Management,
  • Land Utilization, Crop Protection courses


For more information and application contact;
The administrator;
Artificial insemination training school,
P.O. Box 917 – 30200, KITALE,
Phone: 020 3555 725    Fax: 054 31574
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