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Submitted by Reginald Kadzutu on
Research by FAO shows that a 10% growth in the agricultural sector leads to 3% growth in a countries GDP. The sector employs close to 75% of the Country, income growth for workers and farmers will have an exponential impact on the little to non- existent Kenyan domestic demand. Increase in domestic demand will have ripple effects on other sectors on the economy to increase supply to meet demand. However the sad thing is that investment into this sector is not congruent with its importance. the sector is always at the mercy of the forces of nature, and the economic effects of a drought in Kenya are well known. Land under irrigation is small, more investments need to be made there, Is this the golden goose to propel the country into double digit growths, and we are missing it right under our nose?