Kenya’s Ministry of Agriculture develops food security Master Plan

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The Ministry of Agriculture in Kenya has initiated the development of a food security master plan aimed at enhancing food security in the country.

The master plan, which will incorporate interventions from the 10-year Agricultural Sector Transformation and Growth Strategy, seeks to address issues that have made it difficult for Kenya to be self-sufficient, as well as curb post-harvest losses, which stand at up to 40% annually.

According to Harry Kimtai, the Livestock Principal Secretary, the plan will focus on irrigated agriculture and other modern farming techniques to withstand the effects of climate change.

“The government’s decision to develop the first-ever food production master plan is prompted by cases of perennial food shortages every year,” he said.