Reviving Farming Should Be Part of the Economic Agenda

A comprehensive Marshall plan for Agriculture should address the issue raised….

Foundation for Young Farmers

We are having a kind of Marshall Plan for the transport sector, IT sector, and virtually all other sectors, apart from agriculture. Sure, land matters are set to be fairly sorted with the reorganisation of land registration and ownership files, which essentially should make many people see land more as a productive resource. However, more will need to be done to ensure that agriculture is at the forefront of discussions on Kenya’s economic agenda.

And it’s easy to see why agriculture should be given utmost priority. For one, nearly three out of every five jobs are linked to agriculture either directly or indirectly. Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, agriculture will ensure that there is enough food, and in this, food could be of strategic importance, just as we see it elsewhere in the world. Everyone reminds us that Israel is a desert yet exports oranges and so many other agricultural…

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