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Alternatives for improving production, employment and income distribution in Kenyan agriculture

W. M. Mwangi

Alternatives for improving production, employment and income distribution in Kenyan agriculture

by W. M. Mwangi

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Published by Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi in Nairobi, Kenya .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Agricultural administration -- Kenya.,
  • Agricultural productivity -- Kenya.,
  • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Kenya.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby W.M. Mwangi.
    SeriesDiscussion paper / Institute for Development Studies. University of Nairobi -- no. 273, Discussion paper (University of Nairobi. Institute for Development Studies) -- no. 273.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination32 p. ;
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22172659M

      Agricultural extension programmes have been one of the main conduits of addressing rural poverty and food insecurity. This is because, it has the means to transfer technology, support rural adult learning, assist farmers in problem-solving and getting farmers actively involved in the agricultural knowledge and information system [].Extension is defined by FAO [] as; “systems that should. A food system may thus include all activities related to the production, distribution and consumption of food that affect human nutrition and health (see Figure 7). Food production comprises such factors as land use and tenure, soil management, crop breeding and selection, crop management, livestock breeding and management and harvesting.

      This statistic shows the share of economic sectors in the gross domestic product (GDP) in Kenya from to In , the share of agriculture in Kenya. population. In the high rainfall areas, the sector provides employment and income mainly through dairy, poultry and pig production. The rural-based nature of livestock activities makes livestock keeping a suitable enterprise to improve household food and nutrition security, incomes, job creation and.

      Kenya, the world’s largest exporter of black tea, plans to boost output from agriculture to trillion shillings ($39 billion) from trillion shillings, through a compounded annual growth. • Drip irrigation can improve yields of Kenya‘s top 5 crops by up to x what Kenya achieves today through rainfed agriculture • Kenya‘s agriculture is primarily rainfed; less than 3% of arable land is currently irrigated • Yield increases from implementing drip irrigation systems can only be achieved if.


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Alternatives for improving production, employment and income distribution in Kenyan agriculture by W. M. Mwangi Download PDF EPUB FB2

Agriculture is key to Kenya's economy, contributing 26 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and another 27 per cent of GDP indirectly through linkages with other sectors. The sector employs more than 40 per cent of the total population and more than 70 per cent of Kenya's rural people.

The 19 th Kenya Economic Update, Unbundling the Slack in Private Investment, says agriculture is a major driver of growth for the Kenyan economy and is the dominant source of employment.

Fromthe report notes the agriculture sector contributed on average % of gross domestic product (GDP), with at least 56% of the total labor.

Overview of the agriculture sector in Kenya The agriculture sector contributes 51 percent of Kenya’s GDP (26 percent directly and 25 percent indirectly) and accounts for 60 percent of employment and 65 percent of exports (World Bank,p.

35). The sector is dominated by smallholder production on farms of between and 3. agriculture and that women are the majority in the sector. A decline in agriculture has thus far reaching implications in terms of employment and income inequality as well as food security for the country (UNDP ). • Despite its declining performance, agriculture has continued to support the livelihoods of over two thirds of the labour Size: KB.

(employment, income, and food security needs) for more than 80 percent of the Kenyan population. Agriculture in Kenya is facing many challenges and threats such as increase in fuel prices, climate change and regional surrounding instability etc.

The good performance of this sector ensures good employment and income distribution in Kenyan agriculture book of the entire economy. Therefore, proper climate should be generated to encourage the farm people to start employment in subsidiary occupations.

It will help to reduce the population pressure on land. Surplus labour should be withdrawn from agriculture sector and be absorbed in non-agricultural sector.

Ways # 9. Provision of Better Manure Seeds. households whose primary source of income is agriculture (World Bank, ). As for subsectors, crop production captures the largest share — estimated at 88 % of the total GDP from agriculture (Mogues et al., ).

The agricultural sector in Nigeria grew by about % annually from Putting the Kenyan charcoal sector on a more sustainable pathway calls for innovative approaches across the charcoal market chain to improve efficiency in harvesting, production, transport, distribution and consumption.

Yet doing so is not easy: the sector remains informal, with little. Employment, Income and Equality: A Strategy for Increasing Productive Employment in Kenya. Geneva: ILO. Isaksson, A. and Wihlborg, C. ‘Financial Constraint on Kenyan Manufacturing’, in A. Bigsten and P. Kimuyu (eds) Structure and Performance of Manufacturing in Kenya.

New York, NY: Palgrave, 93–   Alternatives to conventional farming should be embraced to improve subsistence farmers' yields and to ensure adequate food production for the growing global population. Agriculture remains the backbone of Kenya’s economy, directly contributing 24% of the annual GDP and another 27% indirect contribution (ASDS, – ).

The sector is therefore critical in creating employment and uplifting the living standards of the Kenyan people. It’s against this background that Agriculture. GDP From Agriculture in Kenya increased to Million KES in the first quarter of from Million KES in the fourth quarter of GDP From Agriculture in Kenya averaged Million KES from untilreaching an all time high of Million KES in the first quarter of and a record low of Million KES in the fourth quarter of 4 productivity and productive capacity-building in agriculture in the least developed countries (LDCs).

Enhance smallholder resilience, including through diversification of farm and non-farm. Kenya - Kenya - Agriculture, forestry, and fishing: Agriculture plays an important role in Kenya’s economy. Although its share of gross domestic product (GDP) has declined—from more than two-fifths in to less than one-fifth in the early 21st century—agriculture supplies the manufacturing sector with raw materials and generates tax revenue and foreign exchange that support the rest.

Horticulture—primarily the production of flowers, fresh fruits, and vegetables—is the fourth largest earner of foreign exchange and the fastest-growing activity in the Kenyan economy.

Unfortunately, the recent drought led to a percent decline in horticultural output in and a fall of percent (US$ million) in export earnings. Sectors of Kenya’s Economy WorldBank data () • Services sector is the largest and has been growing by % annually since independence • Agriculture is the second largest sector but has been declining steadily at % p.a.

• Industry sector is the least; it has been growing sluggishly at. Agriculture, which includes aquaculture, is a major contributor to Kenya’s economy. It is the leading economic sector, accounting for 22% of the gross domestic product (GDP).

The sector also accounts for more than 50% of Kenya’s total exports and provides more than 16% of formal employment. In Kenya, agriculture plays a crucial role in economic development and its dominance in the economy is well generation of income and creation of employment opportunities among the people.

Recommend policies to help improve the distribution of income and livelihood in the district. extension that of rural Kenya. It must therefore focus on activities aimed at improving crops, livestock and fisheries to safeguard real farm incomes, and ensure availability and access to quality food.

This entails transformation of subsistence agriculture into commercial production through value-addition while ensuring environmental conservation. orientated agriculture, the World Bank has determined that as farmers' incomes increase, more and better paid jobs emerge within and outside the agricultural sector as well 4 (see box Regional impacts).

Challenges facing rural economies Year after year, millions of jobs need to be created to provide employment and income for a growing population.

Farming is Kenya’s economic backbone as the agricultural sector accounts for 25% of Kenya’s GDP. The sector is also a major source of employment. Statistics show that less than 8 percent of Kenya’s land is under agriculture with more than 80 percent of the land mass being either arid or semi-arid.

According to Food and Agricultural Organization, (FAO), Kenya’s agricultural.Agricultural Policy Reform In Kenya: Turning Vision Into Law Gem Argwings-Kodhek National APIS Workshop on ASWAp II. Lilongwe, Malawi. OctoberAgriculture Employment for Kenya from The World Bank for the World Development Indicators (WDI) release.

This page provides forecast and historical data, charts, statistics, news and updates for Kenya Agriculture Employment.