Kenya’s agriculture is key to meeting the challenges of feeding a growing population, creating wealth,reducing poverty and managing the degradation of natural resources.
The agricultural sector continues to be a key economic and social driver of development. Overall, the sector directly contributes about 25% of Kenya’s GDP and about 27% indirectly through linkages to agro-based industries and the service sector.
The sector accounts for over 65% of exports, provides about 75% of total employmentand supports over 80% of the rural population. The agricultural sector has four major sub-sectors,namely, crops, livestock, fisheries and forestry.