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.






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