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Kenya – On Its Way to Food Security

June 21, 2011

Kenya’s national news source, The Daily Nation has reported Kenya to have allocated 10% of its GDP to agricultural investments, making it the ninth country to do so since the 2003 Maputo Declaration on agriculture and food security. The Kenyan rural sector was given $1.1 billion USD to invest in their ministries of Agriculture, Cooperative Development and Marketing, Livestock Development, Fisheries Development and Water and Irrigation.

This boost hopes to enhance Kenya’s capacity to grow food using modern farming and irrigation techniques, therefore giving it the wherewithal to be an exporter of food, achieve food security and fight poverty.

Kenya joins the likes of Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Malawi, Mali, Niger and Senegal who have all hit the 10% of GDP investment mark or have exceeded the goal.

To read more about the declaration and the agricultural progress of these countries please visit: http://www.resakss.org/

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