Kenya Agriculture

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What can be done to encourage the development of large-scale agricultural projects in Kenya?

 

A powerhouse export segment and major engine for the agriculture sector, Kenyan horticulture has made enormous strides in recent years, despite an increasingly challenging and complex regulatory landscape in its key market, the EU. While production and export volumes rose in 2014, profits in some segments contracted as a result of currency...

 

Mobile technology is increasingly being used to improve smallholder farming across Kenya, as it holds considerable potential to improve operations, reduce weather-related and post-harvest losses, and offers an efficient and transparent means to distribute millions of tonnes of state-subsidised equipment and supplies. Both public and private...

 

Agriculture remains Kenya’s apex sector and largest contributor to both GDP and economic growth, even as the government intensifies development in utilities, energy, mining, construction and manufacturing. A critical source of employment and the country’s largest export earner, the sector has witnessed notable improvements in mechanisation,...

 

Having suffered years of decline, Kenya’s domestic sugar industry is set for renewal in 2015 with the announcement of plans to privatise five state-owned sugar companies. With imports rising and production falling, the potential for private sector expansion is considerable – though rising input costs, low productivity and an expected influx of...

Chapter | Agriculture from The Report: Kenya 2016

Kenya’s largest contributor to GDP faced significant hurdles in 2015. Exports were hit by a slowdown abroad, and the continued depreciation of the shilling led to a jump in production costs. However, rising demand both at home and regionally and increased production levels are contributing to greater foreign investment, enabling the sector to maintain its economic importance. Plummeting global...

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