Rural poverty approaches, policies & strategies in Kenya
- Evidence shows that agriculture-led growth in Kenya is more than twice as effective in reducing poverty as growth led by industry.
- The key to better performance in agriculture lies in boosting smallholder productivity.
- The government recognizes that economic development depends on principally on agriculture, tourism, manufacturing and the energy sector.
- All of these rely heavily on sustainable management of natural resources - particularly Kenya's five major forested mountains, also known as ‘water towers'.
- The increased frequency of drought has also led the government to place natural resource management and climate change mitigation at the centre of its agricultural and economic development strategy.
- In cooperation with its development partners, the government has introduced legislative and policy reforms to coordinate ecosystem management and the sustainable use of natural resources.