The Agriculture Pillar
For Agriculture to support economic transformation in Kenya, the government has created a business-promotingenvironment that offers incentives for agripreneurs to lead the growth actions. VACID Africa supports the Kenya Government to identify the right framework for success. All successful agricultural transformation depends on clearly crafted agricultural development frameworks that support consistent public support using economic models that remove inequalities among value chain actors. When the right framework is engaged, value chain actors, at the producer layer, become critical sectoralactors within the industrialization strategies.
Figure 1: Knowledge domain-actorsmodel supporting data driven development, Source: Author
Figure 1 shows the value chain focus on the knowledge domains that are needed to promote sustainable economic development that rides on agriculture. As noted in this figure, research provides the foundation on which all land, water, farm level production as inputs to production and related farming practices depends.
While the foregoing are critical, production and pre-production value chain actions depend on, the non-agricultural activities whose economic elasticity promotes innovation are driven by the knowledge domain layers above production and pre-production. They include transportation, produce storage and aggregation, processing and domestic consumption.
The knowledge driven support work at the productive level is undertaken jointly by the University of Nairobi's Center for Agricultural Networking and Information Sharing (CANIS) Presented here(READ MORE ). The practical hands on training is supported through VACID Africa's Impactathon School of Agriculture (ISA) available here(READ MORE)