2018年11月05日

IMPROVE FOOD SECURITY IN KENYA


Efforts to improve food security in the country are in jeopardy as the sector is severely underfunded despite being a key driver to the economic growth, contributing 33 percent to the gross domestic product in 2017.

The challenge of under-funding adds to shrinking land sizes, soil degradation, and climate change that have cut the productivity of crops, making it more difficult to feed the rising population, which is set to hit the 50 million mark in 2020, according to government estimates.

The policymakers at the national level will have to come up with appropriate policies to ensure adequate food production in the country. This should be backed by political goodwill to ensure that youth and women are included in the production and value-addition chain for the transformation of the sector to be sustainable.

In addition, funds intended for agriculture should not be subjected to political interference and diverted to fund other activities such as the construction of roads by government officials in order to gain political mileage as these activities are more visible compared to agriculture.

Farmers should be equipped with high quality and affordable fertilizers, adoption of new agricultural technologies and adequate researches, failure to which food security will remain a big challenge.

Pauline
posted by resultsjp at 23:06| Comment(3) | 情報
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農業、栄養、医療、母子保健など包括的な視点で教育啓発をし、問題解決策を考えることが重要だと思います
Posted by ことり at 2018年11月06日 08:30
GDPの33%を占める食料・農業部門はケニアの重要な産業のようですね。振興予算も重要ですが、市場の発展と効率化も大事ですね。
Posted by ひら at 2018年11月10日 12:22
将来的にはアフリカのみで人口が増加する時期が来ると予想されていることからも、食糧問題は重要ですね。
Posted by しん at 2018年11月14日 07:42
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