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Agricultural Industry Network (AIN)

agricultural industry network

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.

Our Work

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.

RECOGNITION

AIN is recognized as a mouth piece for the agricultural industry actors. It has received recognition by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Senate Committee for Agriculture, Parliamentary Committee for Agriculture and cooperatives and Council of Governors.

GOVERNANCE

In order to make AIN more effective in rendering the desired advocacy campaigns for the BMOs in the agricultural sector, three Board Committees were constituted for regular contact and consultations to attain their mandate based on the TORs.

REPRESENTATION

AIN is a member of the Technical Intergovernmental Committee in respect to Agriculture. The Committee is housed under the office of the Deputy President.

Why Join AIN

Get Incredible Benefits With Us

Representation

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

OUR MEMBERS

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