Kenya Agriculture Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Agriculture from The Report: Kenya 2017

Agriculture is Kenya’s largest economic sector, and held its position as a major growth driver in 2015, with ideal weather conditions improving food security and cash crop export earnings. Despite economic uncertainty, the sector has been one of the most resilient in Kenya, with ongoing efforts to improve irrigation and bolster foreign investment, even as stakeholders continue to grapple with...

Even amid a broader downturn in many African markets, Kenya has consistently been one of sub-Saharan Africa’s most reliable performers.

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Rising domestic demand for meat and dairy products is driving expansion in Kenya’s livestock industry, prompting the government to commission a new sector policy.

 

The land acquisition process in Kenya has been seen as an obstacle in the past, but is improving, following the April 2014 decision of the newly-established National Land Commission (NLC) to seek the Supreme Court’s opinion regarding its functions and responsibilities against those of the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MLHUD...

 

While much of Kenyan agriculture is comprised of subsistence and small-scale farming of crops like maise and sorghum, cash crops have become the country’s greatest foreign exchange earner. The country’s largest earners – tea and horticulture – had been in decline due to falling commodities prices and delays in arranging new trade treaties, but...

 

Agriculture is Kenya’s largest economic sector, and held its position as a major growth driver in 2015, with ideal weather conditions improving food security and cash crop export earnings. Despite economic uncertainty, the sector has been one of the most resilient in Kenya, with ongoing efforts to improve irrigation and bolster foreign...

 

What can be done to insulate Kenya’s tea producers from global price volatility?

Even amid a broader downturn in many African markets, Kenya has consistently been one of sub-Saharan Africa’s most reliable performers.