Agricultural Sector Development Strategy 2010â€“2020
The Agricultural Sector Development Strategy 2010â€“2020 (ASDS) is the overall national policy document for the agricultural sector ministries and all stakeholders in Kenya. The ASDS defines the characteristics, challenges, opportunities, vision, mission, strategic thrusts and the various interventions that the ministries will undertake to propel the agricultural sector to the future. As all problems in the sector cannot be solved at the same time, the ASDS has selected the best solutions that shall be implemented in a phased manner. Â Â Â Â
The ASDS has incorporated not only the successes but also the lessons learned from the Strategy for Revitalizing Agriculture to provide the framework for stimulating, guiding and directing progressive agricultural growth and development in the next 10 years. The document proposes realistic policies and institutional changes that are necessary in contemporary Kenya for creating a vibrant and productive agricultural sector. It is expected the strategy will encourage and enhance positive participation among the civil society, individual farmers, farmer organizations and even the private sector. The interventions and reforms proposed in this strategy are based on the need to achieve transparency, accountability, efficiency and effectiveness in performing the duties in the agricultural sector.