Review of policies and frameworks on climate change, agriculture, food and nutrition security in Kenya

In Kenya, agriculture is a key driver of economic growth and social development. The agriculture sector directly contributes about 28% of Kenya’s gross domestic product (GDP), and accounts for 65% of the total export earnings. The crop and livestock sub-sectors contribute approximately 78% and 20% to the agricultural GDP, respectively (CIAT 2015). Agriculture employs over 70% of the rural population and supports the livelihoods of more than 80% of the Kenyan population through employment, income, and food security needs (GoK 2010). The sector is large and complex, with diverse stakeholders made up of public, non-governmental and private actors.
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2019-11

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  • Amwata, Dorothy
  • Mungai, Catherine
  • Radeny, Maren
  • Solomon, Dawit

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Amwata D, Mungai C, Radeny M, Solomon D. 2019. Review of policies and frameworks on climate change, agriculture, food and nutrition security in Kenya. CCAFS Info Note. Wageningen, Netherlands: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).