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Agricultural Industry Network (AIN)
Agriculture is key to Kenya’s economy, contributing 26 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and another 27 per cent of GDP indirectly through linkages with other sectors. The sector employs more than 40 per cent of the total population and more than 70 per cent of Kenya’s rural people.
The sector accounts for 65 per cent of the export earnings, and provides the livelihood (employment, income and food security needs) for more than 80 per cent of the Kenyan population and contributes to improving nutrition through production of safe, diverse and nutrient dense foods. The sector is also the main driver of the non-agricultural economy including manufacturing, providing inputs and markets for non-agricultural operations such as building/construction, transportation, tourism, education and other social services.
AIN is mandated by BMOs to monitor agricultural business investment environment and lobby or initiate dialogue between private and public sectors to build mutual understanding and consensus on policy and legislative issues affecting the agricultural industry; negotiate and render advocacy dialogue for favourable outcomes on issues that facilitates agricultural
investments,productivity and growth; sensitization and capacity building of BMOs to improve their competitiveness in the agricultural business industry. The aim is to improve the agricultural investment climate for growth and development of the sector..The Network represents key players along the entire agriculture value chain including producers, processors, traders, employees, co-operatives and consumers. AIN advocates for strong and effective public-private partnership. It represents the voice and consensus position of key players in the agriculture industry.
Why Join AIN
Get Incredible Benefits With Us
We are the voice of the agricultural sector in Kenya by all the players in the sector
We promote capacity building of our members to enhance advocacy skills and private-public dialogue
We provide proactive, evidence-based agricultural policy and legislation advocacy services for members
Sentisation and support to members to articulate Agricultural policy and legislative Issues affecting investors
We provide quality demand driven services to meet members expectations
We advocate for capacity building of BMO’s to effectively adhere policies, regulations and stardards in the agricultural sector
We lobby relevant Authorities to recognise and ensure private sector representation in formulation and development of sectors policies and regulations