Report on industrial development
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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One of the most important parts of the Kenya's economy is based on the soil of the country. Agricultural land can be conveniently classified into four broad categories: high, medium, low potential and nomadic Pastoral land. Land of high potential characteristically has either good soil conditions or more than 35 inches of rain per annum or both. Land of medium potential receives rainfall from 25 to 35 inches per annum, land of low potential has 20 to 25 inches of rain per annum and nomadic pastoral land has less than 20 inches rainfall per annum. The agricultural economy of the country rests mainly on the 40,000 square miles of high potential land lying in the south-west and central Kenya. Some 170,000 square miles is pastoral country. In 1962 agricultural and livestock production accounted f*r. 39 per cent of gross domestic product (including subsistence) and 89 per cent of exports (e.g., coffee, tea, sisal and pyrethrum). Furthermore, at least one million of Kenya's estimated 1.4 million families derive their living solely from the land.
Citation“United Nations. Economic and Social Council; United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa (1966-01). Report on industrial development. UN. ECA Central for Industrial Development Symposium on Industrial Development in Africa (1966: Jan. 27 - Feb. 10 : Cairo, Egypt). Addis Ababa :. © UN. ECA,. https://hdl.handle.net/10855/10293”
ConferenceUN. ECA Central for Industrial Development Symposium on Industrial Development in Africa (1966: Jan. 27 - Feb. 10 : Cairo, Egypt)
- Industrialization