List Of Agricultural NGOS In Kenya

List Of Agricultural NGOS In Kenya

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What is An Agricultural NGOS?

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are bodies set up by private agencies or corporate bodies to develop agriculture all over the globe.

Agriculture remains the backbone of the Kenyan economy. It is the single most important sector in the economy, contributing approximately 25% of the GDP, and employing 75% of the national labour force (Republic of Kenya 2005). Over 80% of the Kenyan population live in the rural areas and derive their livelihoods, directly or indirectly from agriculture. Given its importance, the performance of the sector is
therefore reflected in the performance of the whole economy.

The development of agriculture is also important for poverty reduction since most of the vulnerable groups like pastoralists, the landless, and subsistence farmers, also depend on agriculture as their
main source of livelihoods.

Growth in the sector is therefore expected to have a greater impact on a larger section of the population than any other sector. The development of the sector is therefore important for the development of the economy as a whole.

In this article tries to answer the question by publishing the List Of Agricultural NGOS In Kenya

Below are the List Of Agricultural NGOS In Kenya

Dutch Humanist Institute for Cooperation (Hivos)

Kenya Institute of Organic Farming (KIOF)

Kenya Organic Agriculture Network (KOAN)

Kenya Ministry of Agriculture, Lands and Fisheries (MALF)

Organic Agriculture Centre for Kenya (OACK)

Participatory Ecological Land Use Management Association (PELUM)

How can NGOs help farmers in Kenya?

A good rural development NGO promotes sustainable livelihoods by building the capacities of farmers on improved agricultural development practices and the latest technologies that increase crop yields, conserve water, and improve soil fertility.

The NGOs work with farmers in rain-fed and irrigated areas to facilitate the adoption of advanced agricultural practices, including crop production management, soil health management, input-use efficiency, small farm mechanization, horticultural development, water-efficient irrigation techniques, livestock management, and the use of information and communication technology in agriculture.

What are the agricultural policies in Kenya?

The Fourth Schedule of the Constitution of Kenya provides for the Agricultural Policy as a function of the National Government.

It transfers key components of agriculture including crop and animal husbandry, fisheries development and control of plant and animal diseases amongst others to the County governments.