Agricultural Policy-Making in Kenya

Agriculture in Kenya remains a dominant sector in the economy accounting for 25% of GDP and 60% of export earnings. The sector also indirectly contributes another 27% to the GDP through linkages with manufacturing, distribution and service related sectors and accounts for 60% of total national employment. Out of the total labour force, women contribute 75% of the labour force (Republic of  Kenya, 2004a). The majority of Kenya’s population (80%) lives in rural areas and derives its livelihood from agriculture.

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Nicholas O. Odoyo

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