• Hans Ruthenberg
Part of the Afrika-Studien book series (AFRIKA-STUDIEN, volume 10)


Kenya is one of the few undeveloped countries where agricultural production has been rising significantly within the last decade. The total agricultural production increased at an annual rate of 4.5 per cent, from §74m. in 1954 to § 117 m. in 1964. It should be noted that both sections of the agricultural economy, the large farms as well as the smallholders, contributed almost equally to this increase. The standards of farming in Kenya have reached a level far beyond those achieved in the other East African countries. The large farms and plantations are among the best in the tropics, and the quality of farming in some smallholder areas of Kenya is certainly unchallenged anywhere else in Africa south of the Sahara.


Public Fund Agricultural Development Small Farm Smallholder Farming Large Farm 
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