Kenya's agricultural dilemma: Thriving green crops with no economic impact

Kenya is still largely agrarian with 80 percent of its population depending on agriculture for food, employment and income. The dilemma facing the country is that only 20 percent of the land is suited for agricultural production. A greater proportion of the country, however, consists of agroecologically less favoured areas (LFAs). Another dilemma in Kenya?s agricultural sector is that economic development impacts are not homogeneously spread even among the agriculturally favoured areas. For rural development government policies need to include developing infrastructure and institutions to open up the economically less favoured areas.
 
Professor Mark O. Odhiambo
Moi University Department of Economics and Agricultural Resource Management
Eldoret, Kenya
mooodhiambo(at)yahoo.com