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Export horticulture and poverty in Kenya

Neil McCulloch

Export horticulture and poverty in Kenya

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Published by Institute of Development Studies in Brighton .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementNeil McCulloch and Masako Ota.
SeriesIDS working paper -- 174
ContributionsOta, Masako., University of Sussex. Institute of Development Studies.
The Physical Object
Pagination34p. ;
Number of Pages34
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21143223M
ISBN 101858644771

Kenya's chief exports are horticultural products and tea. In , the combined value of these commodities was US$1, million, about 10 times the value of Kenya's third most valuable export, coffee. Kenya's other significant exports are petroleum products, sold to near neighbours, fish, cement, pyrethrum, and sisal.


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Export horticulture and poverty in Kenya by Neil McCulloch Download PDF EPUB FB2

Additional Physical Format: Online version: McCulloch, Neil. Export horticulture and poverty in Kenya. Brighton, Sussex, England: Institute of Development Studies,   To explore the impact of export hort iculture upon poverty in Kenya, data were collected from households in urban and rural Kenya between April and June   Export Horticulture and Poverty in Kenya The reduction of absolute poverty has become a central goal of the international community including the governments of many developing countries.

However, the appropriate strategy for achieving pro-poor growth in any given country remains an open question. Citation McCulloch, N. & M. Ota () Export horticulture and poverty in Kenya.

Working paper series, Brighton: by:   Feedback’s most recent investigations into Kenya’s horticultural export supply chain have uncovered systemic issues relating to imbalances of power and unfair trading practices that have a significant impact on food waste levels, as well as farmer livelihoods and by extension food security.

e-book - Envisioning a future without food. Commercialization of Smallholder Horticultural Farming in Kenya Poverty, Gender, and Institutional Arrangements the study reveals Export horticulture and poverty in Kenya book the participation of smallholders in the domestic and export vegetable markets is declining.

The horticultural sub-sector in Kenya like in other Sub-Saharan countries is known for its rural growth and. sea in Kenya costs Ksh, for a foot container. This was higher as compared to about Ksh, for South Africa and less than Ksh, in Egypt.

The growth in horticultural sub-sector has been attributed to the increased consumption of horticultural products in Kenya as compared to the exports and this is the reason why.

The horticultural industry is a significant contributor to Agricultural Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Over the last few decades, horticulture has emerged as one of the leading sub-sectors in the agricultural sector in terms of foreign exchange earnings, food security, employment creation, and poverty alleviation.

KHE (Kenya Horticultural Exporters Ltd) has been a family operated business for over 50 years. We are committed to the HACCP system and the BRC Code of practice to ensure that the requirements for exporting safe, and quality produce are met and exceeded at all times.

Kenya’s key economic challenge is to increase its real GDP growth rate. Sustained significant economic growth is essential if Kenya is to address its high unemployment rate and widespread poverty.

Kenya achieved percent growth inand an optimistic Government of Kenya (Gok) is projecting 6 percent growth in   Commercialization of Smallholder Horticultural Farming in Kenya: Poverty, Gender, and Institutional Arrangements (Development Economics and Policy): Business Development Books @ iews: 1.

paper analyzes the impact of the horticultural sector on rural poverty in Kenya and investigates the determinants of poverty amongst the small scale horticultural farmers.

Source: Republic Of Kenya () Table 3: Export Horticultural Production – Volumes and Values ( to ) Product Quantity (Tons) Value ('') KSH. Introduction Horticultural deals in growing of fruits, vegetables and flowers while horticultural commodities have been growing in Kenya since `s, the government only began to allocate resources for research and export promotion in late `s.

as a result of the government encouragement the volume of horticultural exports from Kenya rose almost 25. About 80% of the population of Kenya lives in the rural areas and derive their livelihood largely from agriculture, with about 56% living below the poverty line.

Kenya’s agriculture is largely dependent on seasonal Export horticulture and poverty in Kenya book but the amount of rainfall has not been adequate to sustain crop production, leading to serious food insecurity.

Get this from a library. Commercialization of Smallholder Horticultural Farming in Kenya: Poverty, Gender, and Institutional Arrangements.

[Beatrice Wambui Muriithi] -- This study assesses income and poverty effects of vegetable commercialization in Kenya with a special focus on gender issues and evaluates the performance of institutional arrangements that link.

B ut more than 60% people o f Kenya live below the poverty line. Rapid increases in Rapid increases in inflation cou ld reduce economic growth and worsen the poverty levels of the citizen s of Kenya. Extract. Determinants and Constraints of Smallholder Participation in the Commercialization of Horticulture: An Application of Panel Data to Vegetable Producers in Kenya Introduction Paricipation in commercialization by smallholders can be both a consequence as much as a cause of economic development and poverty reduction, especially in developing countries.

NAIROBI, April 8, – Kenyan households that are exclusively engaged in agriculture contributed % to the reduction of rural poverty, and agriculture remains the largest income source for both poor and non-poor households in rural areas, according to the latest World Bank economic analysis.

The 19 th Kenya Economic Update, Unbundling the Slack in Private. Smallholders in the global South are confronted with new opportunities and risks emanating from globalized markets of agricultural goods. In Kenya, large-scale export-oriented horticulture farms, cultivating fruits, flowers and vegetables, were by and large established in the s.

In Laikipia County, the farms have grown to be the most important employers tying the region. Over 75 per cent of Kenya’s estimated 43 million people inhabit rural areas, where around half of the population lives in poverty (as of ). Arid and semi-arid lands make up more than 80 per cent of the country’s land mass and are home to approximately 36 per cent of its population.

These areas have the highest incidence of poverty. Kenya to strengthen compliance of horticulture exports; South Africa sends first batch of lychee to USA ; Rwanda aims for US$mn annually as export returns through horticulture ; CBN banks on SMEs to improve agriculture sector in Nigeria ; Promoting sericulture in Kenya.

reducing poverty through large-scale employment, though some scholars have questioned the terms and conditions of such employment, and therefore its ‘ameliorative’ effects (Dolan, ). Explanations for Kenya’s horticultural success emphasise the role of ‘market forces’ (Kazimierczuk, Kamau, Kinuthia, & Mukoko,p.

The drive by Mr Kibet to tap opportunities in the export market has been boosted by the move by the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) to refurbish airstrips in Western Kenya region to handle more.

Downloadable. Smallholders in the global South are confronted with new opportunities and risks emanating from globalized markets of agricultural goods. In Kenya, large-scale export-oriented horticulture farms, cultivating fruits, flowers and vegetables, were by and large established in the s.

In Laikipia County, the farms have grown to be the most important employers tying the. horticulture handbook is a valuable guide, which includes a checklist and sections on regulations, key issues, production and marketing costs and approvals, along with a list of references and useful contacts.

The handbook is an excellent source of information designed to assist you to successfully establish a new horticultural business in WA.

This is according to a report by online foreign exchange broker Scope Markets Kenya, examining factors influencing movement of major currencies, stocks and commodities globally.

REDUCED EXPORT VOLUMES. It targets policy makers and planners in Kenya at the level of devolved government units - the counties. It provides a gen-eral framework for understanding the structure of smallholder horticultural value chains, highlighting the main logistical export earnings, a source of food security, and a stimulus to the gen.

Kenya’s main exports are horticultural products, coffee, and tea with the United Kingdom (UK) being Kenya’s second most important export destination. Kenya accounts for 27 percent of the fresh produce and 56 percent of the black tea market in the UK becoming the th largest export economy in the world.

By value the Netherlands is the main export destination for fruit with 48% (Table 1) and 27% of the overall exports and the United Kingdom represents of 58% of Kenyan vegetable exports in (Table 2) and combined 45% of overall exports from Kenya.

Table 1: Kenya top 5 fruit export countries - Kenya Top 5 Fruit Export Countries   The Kenya Crops and Dairy Market Systems Activity (KCDMS) is a five-year USAID program funded activity under Feed the Future, a U.S.

government’s global hunger and food security initiative. The initiative’s goal is to help increase agricultural production and reduce poverty and malnutrition in Kenya. The KCDMS activity is being implemented in 12 counties.

Kenya Horticulture Exporters (KHE) was established in the year in Kenya. They committed to the BRC Code of practice and the HACCP system to make sure that the necessities for exporting safe and production quality are met. The products which are provided by this company are fruits, vegetables, herbs and avocadoes.

The higher household incomes generated by export horticulture are thought to significantly reduce poverty. Uganda is a neighbour of Kenya and recent studies suggest that there is considerable growth potential for export horticulture in Uganda [17,18].

Kephis has received many requests for export of avocado to China since Pandemic to sink over 13m Africans into extreme poverty evening hours most dangerous for teenage girls in Kenya. The World Bank Group’s Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for Kenya supports the government’s strategy of ending extreme poverty and increasing shared prosperity.

Under the Performance and Learning Review FY20, which summarizes CPS implementation progress, was extended to FY20 and has been further extended further based on the ongoing efforts on. The hortIMPACT program combines Kenyan and Dutch private sector expertise and social impact solutions to build sustainable, inclusive domestic and export horticulture markets in Kenya.

This article summarizes the insights and reflections from a visit to one of the hortIMPACT business cases, a farm in Gilgil, Kenya.

The farmer grows a variety of green leafy». Kenya is a lower-middle income economy. Although Kenya's economy is the largest and most developed in eastern and central Africa, % (/) of its population lives below the international poverty line.

This severe poverty is mainly caused by economic inequality, government corruption and health g: horticulture. • The value of Kenya's main exports declined by per cent to Sh billion in the first quarter of compared to Sh billion registered in a similar period in In Africa, horticulture exports from Kenya—both cut flowers and packaged vegetables— amounted to more than one billion dollars inthereby becoming the country’s third largest export industry after tourism and tea.

Horticultural exports received a lot of attention from policy-makers and researchers. Many developing country governments prioritize the development and modernization of the horticultural sector as an export diversification and poverty reduction strategy.

Horticultural. aims to expand its activities on agrofood and horticulture within the relations with Nigeria. Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa with a fast growing middle class. As such there is growing market potential. However, more than 50% of Nigerians still live in poverty and qualitative and quantitative hunger is still far from eradicated.

This too. The Authority is the successor of former regulatory institutions in the sector that were merged into Directorates under the Authority, with the commencement of Crops Act, on 1st Augustincluding Coffee Board of Kenya, Kenya Sugar Board, Tea Board of Kenya, Coconut Development Authority, Cotton Development Authority, Sisal Board of Kenya, Pyrethrum Board of Kenya, Horticultural.

Kenya is a net exporter of flowers to the region in both value and volume. Miraa contributed % and 54% of the volume and value exports respectively with a growth rate of % in value. Somalia was the main export destination with new market opportunities in Mozambique among others. Total export value was Ksh billion.

Recommendations. replaced with an outward-looking, export promotion program. Though the country achieved targeted successes in the horticulture and apparel industries, overall Kenya’s trade liberalization failed to produce sustained growth, promote decent employment opportunities, or lessen the incidence of poverty and inequality.