Cote d 'Ivoire is a country in Western Africa whose economy is largely market-based and is mostly dependent on agricultural and other related activities, contributing to 35% of the country’s GDP and almost two thirds of its export revenues. (World Atlas, 2016). It is one of the largest producers and exporters of cocoa, coffee and palm oil. (UNICEF, 2006). In Cote d’Ivoire, many farmers are devoted to growing these crops that is profitable for governments and traders.
Cheese is one of the most ancient forms of food. Consumption of cheese dates back to 7000 years BC. Nowadays, cheese is consumed in a large quantity worldwide; however, the amount consumed varies from country to country. In European countries, the average annual consumption is 20 kg, while in Brazil it is around 2.3 kg. The cheese consumption by Brazilians is increasing, but the consumption level is still low as compared to Argentina or European countries (Perry, 2004 and Walter et al., 2008).
According to Kenya sugar industry strategic plan 2010-2014, the sugar industry is a major contributor to the agricultural sector which is the mainstay of the economy and supports livelihoods of at least 25% of the Kenyan population. The subsector which accounts for about 15% of the agricultural GDP, is the dominant employer and source of livelihoods for most households in Western Kenya
INTRODUCTION Background Information The importance of agriculture in Kenya cannot be over-emphasized since it forms the backbone of the country’s economy. Agriculture contributes directly 26 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and another 25 per cent indirectly. It supplies the manufacturing sector with raw materials, generates tax revenue that helps to support the rest of the economy and accounts for 65 per cent of Kenya’s total exports. It also employs over 40 per cent of the total population, and, over 70 per cent of the rural population depends on agriculture for their livelihood. The agriculture sector plays an important role in Kenya’s economy (Government of Kenya, 2009), and has been identified as a key driver to achieve the
Rice is a cereal grain of the species Oryza sativa (Asian rice) or Oryza glaberrima (African rice). It is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world 's human population, especially in Asia. (Nathan, 2004) . Rice is one of the most important cereal grain in the world. There are about forty thousand varieties of rice being cultivated commercially around the world.
Agriculture is the largest component of the rural economy of Nigeria; it is the principal source of food and livelihood and the main trust of many Nigerians as is the case in most of the sub-Saharan African Countries. Over 80% of the foods needs of Nigerians are
The livestock subsector has an enormous contribution to Ethiopia’s national economy and livelihoods of many Ethiopians, and still promising to rally round the economic development of the country. Livestock plays vital roles in generating income to farmers, creating job opportunities, ensuring food security, providing services, contributing to asset, social, cultural and environmental values, and
URBANIZATION AND ITS EFFECT ON FOOD PRODUCTION IN KENYA A CASE OF KIAMBU COUNTY ABSTRACT Agriculture continues to be one of the key contributors to the Kenyan economy with a great contribution to national food basket directly , exports to major destinations in the world and as a key source of employment in this country. Over seventy percent of Kenya 's export in merchandise is from agriculture and one third of our manufacturing sector 's output is dependent on input from the agricultural products. In a country where over 80% of the population depends on agriculture and a sector which accounts for over 30% of the Gross domestic product it remains a sector that cannot be ignored and whose erosion will cause unimaginable havoc on the
It is argued that country should diversify agriculture to High value commodities. The sustained growth in income and urbanization has resulted in a shift in demand towards high-value agricultural commodities (HVA) (Ravi and Roy 2006). Moreover, with globalization and liberalization there are new opportunities for the export of high-value products whose demand is ever increasing at the global level. There has been increasing flow of exports of high value food commodities such as fruits, vegetables, dairy, poultry, fish, and processed food from developing to developed countries ( Diaz-Bonilla and Recca, 2000). The high value food commodities are are labor-intensive and generate quick returns, the farmers can utilize their surplus in production of these commodities and augment their incomes (Joshi et al.
To sustain the growth in agriculture, it is imperative that required capital must be invested because capital is one of the vital inputs contributing to the success of all agricultural development programme. Therefore, financing for agriculture is an important task to fulfill the capital demand in Indian agriculture and credit plays the catalyst role in the process to accelerate the agriculture including industries, business and service sector of the economy. Simultaneously agricultural credit becomes a strong force to enhance productivity, production and profitability of farming, which play an important role to alleviate rural