Kenya started its march towards food security Saturday after President Kibaki unveiled a new plan to oversee food production in the next decade.
The grand roadmap –Agricultural Sector Development Strategy, 2010-2020– will spearhead the fight against poverty and hunger as the country inches towards its dream of being a middle-income economy by 2030.
Speaking at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi Saturday, President Kibaki said the government was changing tack to have agriculture drive Kenya’s economy to the ambitious annual growth of 10 per cent expected in the next two decades.
The President said the government will make changes to the current laws “so that individual farmers feel encouraged to shift from subsistence crop production to market-oriented commercial production”
“(We’ll ensure) that farmers can access affordable credit even if it means changing our credit laws in favour of farming enterprises,” he said. Read more here