Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Willy
Bett said that under the new approach, Kenya will export
food crops and fisheries products besides tea, coffee,
vegetables and fruits to foreign markets.
working on a strategy whereby we are going to give
priority to food crops and textile for export as opposed
to favoring traditional export crops,” Bett said in
Nairobi after signing trade agreements with Ireland on
fisheries and agriculture.
He noted that
the government is promoting sustainable intensification
and a strong focus on consumer insight and market-led
“We plan to
prioritize knowledge transfer, appropriate incentives and
improved producer and market structures,” he said.
of Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney announced that Ireland
will support Kenya’s fisheries, aquaculture, trade in fish
and fishery products and marine fisheries management.
fisheries are crucial for Kenya’s economy hence the need
to expand commercialization and competitiveness of the
commodities,” he said.