TITLE

The Role of Agricultural Growth on Millennium Development Goals in Kenya: A Strategy of Poverty Reduction

AUTHOR(S)
Ong'anya, Dedan Oriewo; Omuya, Jackline M.; Ombaba, Kennedy Mwengei B.; Arogo, Phyllis A.
PUB. DATE
August 2012
SOURCE
Journal of Emerging Trends in Economics & Management Sciences;Aug2012, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p324
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Agricultural is the backbone of Kenyan economy. Its growth is a prerequisite for rural development, hence poverty reduction. The agricultural sector is required to absorb an increasing number of employees and income generation of the people occupied in the agricultural sector, hence increasing the purchasing power of the people. This paper examines the role of agriculture on millennium development growth in Kenya. Kenya being a developing country has developed millennium goals to achieve in vision 2030 and it is in ground this paper wants to look at the role of agricultural growth in achieving those visions. In this paper data from Africa development indicators from World Bank are considered for graphical analysis to study the trend and annual pattern of behavior which supports the hypothesis of the paper that agricultural growth is important on achieving the goals. On the basis of the research findings agriculture sector is an important player in helping Kenya in achieving its millennium goals. Based on the participation of all parties involved eliminating the challenges that may face it, and benefits all citizens and the nation. It is expected that this study will benefit the government and the parties concern to ensure that the millennium goals are achieved and more so the improving of living standards of Kenyans and academicians in filling the knowledge gap and lay foundation for further research.
ACCESSION #
80534669

 

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