Kenya is an agro country where agriculture makes the largest contribution to its GDP. It is the world leader in production of tea and coffee. And, also the third-leading exporter of fresh produce like cabbages, mangoes and onion. Small time farmers indulge in growing corn, beans, peas, potatoes and bananas. The main crops grown in Kenya also include horticulture, wheat, and sugarcane. Kenya’s high rainfall areas constitute about ten percent of Kenya’s arable land, and produce 70 percent of national commercial agricultural output.
Farmers in semi-arid regions produce about 20 percent of the output while the arid regions account for the balance ten percent of the output. However, it is seen that productivity remains relatively low in all the regions. A new concept gaining grounds is home gardening. More and more people are turning to growing vegetables and flowers in the backyards of their house.