Agriculture Sector

Agriculture continues to be one of the key sectors of the Kenya national economy today, contributing 80% of formal employment and 26% of GDP, yet is highly constrained by low and erratic rainfall, contributing to food insecurity,Kenya's Vision 2030 identifies agriculture as one of the key sectors to deliver the 10 per cent annual economic growth rate under the economic pillar, and envisages farmers, government and private players working together to achieve this.

Better yields and improved produce quality are achievable through improved quality of agricultural inputs, as well as irrigation, timely harvesting, improved post-harvest management and quality control, and investment in storage facilities such as cold storage for perishables.

KCIC aims to support enterprises developing innovative agricultural technologies that make such changes possible, and which in turn improve the efficiency of small-scale farms and provide communities with access to better/ cheaper food