Kenya Agriculture

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Amid strong growth in other sectors, agriculture remained a significant, if smaller, part of the Kenyan economy in 2017, accounting directly for 31.5% of the nation’s GDP. Farms also employed 38% of the formal workforce, while authorities estimated real sector participation to be higher, owing to informal farming. In 2017 growth was slowed by...

 

Against a backdrop of increasingly severe and financially straining climate events and natural disasters, technology is poised to play an important role in maintaining and improving global agricultural output. The adoption of digital and precision farming practices has been shown to improve crop resiliency, and boost productivity and incomes,...

 

How can Africa’s agriculture industry be improved?

While Kenya is no stranger to political strides experienced across the region, the country has managed to avoid long periods of crisis – whether political, economic or social – and has been able to overcome its challenges in relatively short periods of time.

Kenya’s cut flower segment is growing steadily on the back of strong exports, with new market prospects opening further opportunities, though the sector must contend with challenges that make it especially vulnerable to adverse weather.

Increased investments in processing capacity and a push to diversify produce are boosting growth in Kenya’s agri-business industry.

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