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Agriculture In Kenya

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Kenyans depends majorly on agriculture for their livelihood.
Almost all of the fruits and vegetables you will see in roadside kiosks (shops),
and in the markets, are grown in small-scale or backyard
household farms.

The farmers inherit these plots of land from their families and as families get bigger,
the land countinues to be sub-divided for household members,
so the plots for agricultural produce become smaller and smaller.
Each family grows what they believe will sell best at the local market,
in order to generate some income for household use.

Some of the produce is sold in small outlets along major roads
if not at the local market.

Large-scale farming is mainly carried out by companies and
individuals who have the financial muscle and land to do it.

Coffee is one of the main exports of Kenya, and so it tea.
Both crops are grown in large and small-scale.

The small-scale farmers sell the coffee or tea they have picked to local
processing units from where it is taken to larger markets.
Most food supply in Kenya is from small-scale farms in the country,
but now the government has invested in
million-acre farming to increase food security in the country.

Kenya is working together with the Israeli Government to accomplish this.

Agriculture generates the largest proportion of Kenya’s GDP, even
though most of the produce (75%) is grown through subsistence farming.

The country is however continuing to embrace emerging technologies such
as green-housing to grow better and more agricultural produce.

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