Trends in Kenyan Agricultural Productivity: 1997-2007

Agriculture continues to be a fundamental instrument for sustainable development, poverty reduction and enhanced food security in developing countries. Agricultural productivity levels in Sub Sahara Africa are far below that of other regions in the world, and are well below that required to attain food security and poverty reduction goals. On the other hand, the rate of agricultural productivity growth since the early 2000s has been quite impressive in many African countries, including Kenya, yet this is no cause for complacency. Sustained and accelerated growth requires a sharp increase in productivity of smallholder farmers. The Strategy to Revitalize Agriculture (SRA), Kenya Vision 2030, Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program(CAADP) and Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) have underscored the importance of increasing agricultural productivity in the fight against poverty. In the past, agricultural production was largely a function of acreage, but further growth in production will have to be driven by productivity growth.


Issue Date:
2008-09
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/56117
Total Pages:
76
JEL Codes:
Q10
Note:
Egerton University Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development
Series Statement:
Working Paper
31




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