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
The company put up a business in Kenya for us to help Kenyatta people to lessen poverty, enjoy and experience the things which they deserve to have better life. And promote telecommunication and improve its stability to reach and help the investors in terms of communication in a fastest ways. Kenya’s economic is still progressing at a supported rate to strong household consumption and investment. The government encourage all investors, private capital and foreign capital to contribute to the promotion, development and improving the infrastructures, and making Kenya most attractive tourist destination. Kenya wants to create a powerful purchasing house hold and to increase the source of income of Kenyatta people.
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY In Ghana, cocoa beans have been the main export commodity since 1957. Currently, Ghana is considered as the second world’s largest producer of cocoa after Cote d’Ivoire. The cocoa sector plays an important role in the Ghanaian economy through employment of labour and revenue generation. Even though Ghana COCOBOD handles international marketing of cocoa beans, various reforms in the cocoa sector have made it possible for companies that have been licensed by COCOBOD to handle the internal marketing of cocoa beans since 1992/1993 cocoa season. Currently, about 38 companies have been licensed by the COCOBOD as agents in the internal marketing of cocoa for the country.
The leading industries in the country are based on agriculture, and more specifically grain milling, beer production, and sugarcane crushing, and the fabrication of consumer goods, with the service sector being the main driver of economic growth. However, Foreign Direct Investment in the Kenyan economy is a relatively low share compared to neighboring countries. According to S. M. Omanwa (2015), “in 2010 only $185 million of foreign direct investments were placed in Kenya, compared to $433 million and $817 million in Tanzania and Uganda respectively.” This is despite the abolition of strong protectionist tendencies followed by the government since 2002, in an effort to increase the investment inflows. Kenya is a member of the EAC (East African Community) which is a regional intergovernmental organization whose other members are the Republic of Burundi, Rwanda, and the United Republic of Tanzania. Since 2010, within this organization the countries have established a common market, an area where the removal of all barriers (such as tariffs), a common external policy and free capital movement allow for trade to flow
Kenya has a lot of unutilized opportunities and resources. Kenya has a population of 40% underage the bigger number of this percentage is below 15. One of the great resources Kenya is blessed with great human power and great soil for agriculture, if this is utilized to the maximum it will be a great stepping stone towards eradication of poverty. The only challenge is water systems. There is need to have advanced means of farming with use of minimal water.
Although colonialism was viewed negative by farmers who were getting their lands taken away, Kenya did benefit through British colonization. Throughout a new government, conversion in religion, and change in jobs and schooling, Kenya was affected educationally, religiously, socially,
Economic- Fossil fuels are very important for the world economy as they take a large percentage of exports. Saudi Arabia (OEC) has a total of 83% of its exports of just crude petroleum, That is $526 Billion from just crude petroleum. The total exports of crude petroleum add up to $1.84 trillion. Crude Petroleum is the top export (OEC) of Saudi Arabia, Russia, Canada, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, Norway, Venezuela, Kuwait, Nigeria and Iraq. These countries economy are made up of mostly petroleum.
Second, we will go over some medical statistics of the country. Followed by a brief synopsis of the education system, and finally we will go over Kenya’s ability to provide its own energy production. We will begin first by covering the general security and crime of Kenya. In Kenya terrorism is a threat in major cities, along the coast, and in the northern border of the country, especially those encompassing Kenyan, and western interests. Since 2011, terrorist attacks have resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people.
Sugar cane and starch crops like Corn and Wheat are few of the examples. A litre of ethanol contains about two-thirds as much energy as a litre of gasoline . (3) Biogas. Biogas is a biofuel produced from the anaerobic fermentation of carbohydrates in plant material or waste like food peelings or manure by
In the realm of agriculture, three main things, or perhaps more, determined the response of Africans to colonial rule in Kenya. The first was land alienation which saw may Africans lose their land to European farmers. Secondly, Africans were expected to supply free or cheap labour on European farms. Thirdly, the introduction of taxes was meant to force Africans to seek paid work on Europeans farms. The colonial government expected Africans in Kiambu to get tax money by offering their labour on coffee farms.