Kenya

Country Profile
Kenya
Population
41
million
Poverty
46
Percent
46% of the population lives below the poverty line
GDP
51
percent
Agriculture accounts for almost 51% of GDP
Labor
75
percent
Agriculture employs more than 75% of the labor force
Stunting
35
percent
35% of children under 5 suffer from stunting; 16% are underweight
Agriculture is the backbone of Kenya’s economy and central to Kenya's development strategy
Agriculture is the backbone of Kenya’s economy and central to the Government of Kenya’s development strategy. Kenya’s agriculture sector employs more than 75 percent of the workforce and accounts both directly and indirectly for approximately 51 percent of Kenya’s gross domestic product (GDP).
 
Kenya’s population is growing by approximately one million people per year. Combined with stagnant agricultural productivity and limited arable land, this demographic growth poses critical challenges to food security. Two to four million people receive food aid annually. Only about 20 percent of Kenyan land is arable, yet maximum yields have not been reached in

Over the next five years in Kenya, Feed the Future aims to help an estimated 502,000 vulnerable Kenyan women, children and family members—mostly smallholder farmers—escape hunger and poverty. More than 230,000 children will be reached with services to improve their nutrition and prevent stunting and child mortality. Significant numbers of additional rural populations will achieve improved income and nutritional status from strategic policy engagement and institutional investments.

To meet its objectives, Feed the Future Kenya is making core investments in three key areas:

  1. Maize and Drought-Tolerant Staple Crop Value Chain  Kenya’s maize

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Target Regions

Map of Kenya

Funding

Funding Graph for Kenya