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Kenya 14/09/2021

Excellent performance of Kenyan agriculture

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Despite the health crisis and all its negative effects, agriculture in Kenya is doing well and has just recorded a growth of +4.8% while the country's economic growth has varied by -0.3%
 
KNBS (Kenya Bureau of Statistics), in its latest report on the state of the economy of the country, revealed that growth varied by -0.3% in 2020. The agricultural sector which had recorded an increase of + 2.3% in 2019, improved its performance with a growth of + 4.8% in 2020.
 
Contributing to around 33% of the country's GDP, the agriculture sector generated export revenues of around KES 510 billion (USD 4.6 billion), while the previous year these revenues reached KES 467 billion ( 4.2 billion USD).
 
In 2020, tea was the main export crop, but fresh products and especially fruits recorded the best performance with an increase of + 40%.
 
 
source : tuko.co.ke, agenceecofin.com
 

 

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The agricultural sector grew by + 4.8% in 2020 (Photo: facebook / KenyaFreshProduceExpoters).
   
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