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.

  (KENYA CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE STRATEGY 2017 – 2026)

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