KARI VRC CRAC Proceedings March 2007

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2007
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Kenya Agricultural Research Institute
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The average growth rate of the Kenyan economy has had a steady and gradual decline since the political independence in 1963. At the time of independence, the annual economic growth rate was 6%. In the late 1980s, this declined to 3.5% and in the 1990s to 1.3 %, below the population growth rate of 2.9% (GoK -SRA, 2004-2014,). In order to help reverse the trend, there is a need for a paradigm shift through new approaches to agriculture production and research. This will require setting priorities to input into the national agenda of revitalizing agriculture for the period 2004-2014. This might perhaps help achieve social equity and economic prosperity that was poised to increase performance from the targeted 3.1 % for the period 2003-2007 to 5% for the period 2007-2010. Currently, the agricultural sector contributes 26% to Kenya's GDP directly and 27% indirectly. It supports 87% of the poor rural poor households.
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