Kenya, a study of the agricultural sector
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Kenya, a study of the agricultural sector by Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka

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Published by Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, International Rural Development Centre in Uppsala .
Written in English



  • Kenya.


  • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Kenya.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka with contributions by Björn Lundgren and Staffan Larsson.
SeriesRural development studies,, no. 11, Rural development studies (Uppsala, Sweden);, no. 11.
ContributionsLundgren, Björn., Larsson, Staffan.
LC ClassificationsHD2126.5 .T5 1981
The Physical Object
Pagination[8], 172, 7, [1], xxxv p. :
Number of Pages172
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3883534M
ISBN 109157607907
LC Control Number81211250

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N2 - This desk study examines the experiences and lessons learned from four case studies of countries aiming at the GLOBALGAP benchmarking procedure for national Good Agricultural Practices, namely Chile, Kenya, Malaysia, and Mexico. Kenya (/ ˈ k ɛ n j ə / ()), officially the Republic of Kenya (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Kenya), is a country in Africa with 47 semiautonomous counties governed by elected , square kilometres (, sq mi), Kenya is the world's 48th largest country by total area. With a population of more than million people, Kenya is the 29th most populous l and largest city: Nairobi, 1°16′S 36°48′E . The agricultural sector plays a critical role in the Kenyan economy; more than 40% of the population (70% in rural areas) depends on agriculture for their livelihood. The sector represents 18% of all formal employment and also provides a livelihood for a large part of the country’s youth. The Kenyan agricultural sector has performed relatively Continue reading Kenya. The agriculture sector remains the backbone of the Kenyan economy, employing 80 per cent of the rural population and accounting for about 65 per cent of exports. Kenya also has one of the largest and most developed dairy sectors in sub-Saharan Africa. It accounts .