KENAFF & Vision 2030


KENAFF & VISION 2030

The Kenya Vision 2030 is the country's blueprint for achieving middle income status and to become a prosperous and wealthy nation according its citizens a decent quality of life by the year 2030. Staked on three pillars, the political, economic and social; the vision envisages a sustained GDP growth rate of 10%. This growth rate is predicated on the economic pillar, of which the agricultural sector is critical: directly, agriculture contributes approximately 26% to our GDP; directly and indirectly it contributes about 47% to the GDP; contributes to about 80% of the food consumed domestically; contributes about 65% of export output and accounts for more than 80% of all foreign exchange earnings.

 

KENAFF appreciates the fact that no country has ever developed without getting its agriculture right. All the developed economies of the west (the United States, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Scandinavia and Canada) as well as Japan, Australia and New Zealand all have organized agriculture as the genesis of their take off for socio-economic transformation and sustained growth.

 

 

Consequently, we shall endeavor to play our role in supporting the accomplishment of Kenya Vision 2030. We shall:-

  • Establish and maintain an online and mobile based database of farmers disaggregated into commodity associations, farmer owned SMEs and companies as well as counties.
  • Advocate for the sustained conglomeration of farmers along commodity value chains and, ultimately, into small and micro enterprises in order to leverage economies of scale in production and market access.
  • Pursue and negotiate local, regional and global sustained market access and trading opportunities for farmer owned SMEs, companies and producer alliances.
  • Canvass business for farmer owned and centered SMEs and companies from the government and the private sector. In turn, this shall trigger the setting up of cottage industries, structured storage and distribution and, hence, reduce the incidence of post-harvest loss.
  • Establish and run a Beginning Farmer Institute of Kenya to provide a testing ground, launching pad and training forum for citizens interested in agribusiness and other investment opportunities in the agricultural sector value chains.
  • Establish and run a Future Farmers of Kenya program to nurture successive generations of Kenyans to work in agriculture and related industries in order to feed the nation and care for her natural capital.
  • Advocate or the establishment and development of nation-wide farmers' mutual aid schemes to hedge on risks associated with agriculture.