Trends and Outlook Report on Key Indicators in Kenya

Guthiga, P., Massawe, S., and M. Ogada.
Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS)

The Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) is an Africa-wide network of regional nodes supporting the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Africa-based centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), to facilitate the implementation of AU/NEPAD’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP). The ReSAKSS nodes offer high-quality analyses to improve policymaking, track progress, document success, and derive lessons for the implementation of the CAADP agenda. The goal of the ReSAKSS Working Paper series is to provide timely access to results of preliminary research and data analysis that relate directly to strengthening ongoing discussions and critical commentaries on the future direction of African agriculture and rural development.

This annual trends report for agricultural and rural development indicators is a monitoring and evaluation tool. It can be used to facilitate critical assessment of the progress being made in implementing and achieving the goals of Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) and other national developmental goals. CAADP aims at helping African countries to achieve high economic growth through agriculture-led development. The agricultural sector in Kenya contributes significantly to the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employment. It provides a livelihood base for the majority of the population that live in the rural areas.

The country has over the years formulated and implemented policies and strategies to enhance productivity and increase growth in the agriculture sector. Most recently the country adopted the Agricultural Sector Development Strategy (ASDS 2010-2020), as its CAADP compact to guide public and private efforts in overcoming the outstanding challenges. The report tracks the country’s implementation of the CAADP process; it further explores the trends in agricultural investment, overall and sub-sector agricultural growth performance, and agricultural trade performance. The report also explores the poverty, hunger, food and nutrition security and the linkages between agricultural investments, economic growth, poverty and hunger outcomes.

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Guthiga, P., Massawe, S., and M. Ogada.Trends and Outlook Report on Key Indicators in Kenya. ReSAKSS-ECA Trends and Outlook Report. September 2011.