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Kenya Signs CAADP Compact

August 3, 2010

From COMESA: The President of the Republic of Kenya, H.E Mwai Kibaki on  24 July 2010, officially launched the Kenya Agricultural Sector Development Strategy and witnessed the signing of the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program (CAADP). COMESA has been providing technical support to its Member States in view to having them sign and implement national and regional CADDP compacts. The COMESA Secretary General Mr Sindiso Ngwenya represented COMESA at the function and was among the signatories.

Speaking during the launch in Nairobi, President Kibaki said his government has developed a new Agricultural Sector Development Strategy 2012, to guide further development of the country’s agricultural sector in line with the CADP.

“The strategy’s overall objective is to achieve an agricultural growth of 7% per year over the next 5 years. It aims at positioning the agricultural sector strategically as a key driver for sustained economic growth,” President Kibaki said.

The strategy will see the country move towards realizing the aspirations of the Maputo Declaration of 2003, at which African Heads of State, undertook to support the agriculture sector in their respective countries by scaling up budgetary allocation to 10 per cent of the gross domestic product.

Find more information from COMESA here and from CAADP here.

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