Importance of Horticultural Farming to Kenya’s Economy

Importance of Horticultural Farming to Kenya’s Economy

  • It is a major source of raw material for local horticultural industries e.g. fruit canning, manufacture of vegetable oils thus stimulating industrialization and other related industries such as freight services, pesticides and banking services.
  • Export of flowers, fruits and vegetables earns foreign exchange
  • Creation of employment opportunities since it provides a source of income to farmers hence raising their living standards.
  • It has stimulated expansion and development of transport infrastructure through construction of roads and airports to facilitate the delivery of horticulture products to various markets.
  • It has ensured effective/maximum use of land and even reclamation of swampy areas


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