- Strategic plan seeks to achieve 100% enhanced food and nutrition security, improved incomes and better livelihoods for farmers.
- KENAFF also unveiled a 10-year KENAFF Farm Forestry and Afforestation Programme which intends to plant 10 billion trees over the next ten years across the country.
Thogoto, Kikuyu – 11th February 2022…. Kenya National Farmers’ Federation (KENAFF) has today launched her 2022 -2026 Strategic Plan aimed at transforming and growing the agriculture sector for enhanced food and nutrition security, improved incomes, and better livelihoods for farmers.
To achieve this, the federation has outlined seven pillars which include enhancing lobby, advocacy, and policy action, enhancing member services, and contributing contribute to a sustainable Kenyan agri-food system.
The other four are leveraging the energy, enthusiasm, innovation, and knowledge of the youth and women to drive value chain development and commercialization, conduct farmer-driven climate action and resilience building against shocks and emergencies, promote the use of data innovations and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in agriculture, and establish partnerships and collaborations.
Giving his remarks during the launch, KENNAF Chief Executive Officer Dr. Daniel M. M’Mailutha said, “through this plan, we intend to leverage millions of our members, and the enthusiasm and determination of Kenyan farmers to build quality lives for their families in line with the aspirations of Vision 2030”. “We aim to achieve this through like-minded partnerships with institutions, farmers and professionals” Said M’Mailutha.
To measure the success of the strategic interventions over the next five years, KENNAF hopes to achieve; a 500% increase in revenue sources and a debt-free federation by 2026, enhanced leadership and governance at all development levels, increased participation of farmer representation at all levels by 80%, improved member satisfaction by 90% and have a 65% increase in membership with particular focus on the youth, women and other vulnerable and marginalized groups.
Giving her remarks during the Strategic plan Launch, Senior Deputy Director, Research & Development, KEFRI Dr. Jane Njuguna commended KENAFF for the commitment to mobilize and organize farmers from all over Kenya for production and marketing as well as to speak in one voice to the national and county governments. “It is my wish that all other actors in the agricultural sector shall seek to engage farmers through their organization as we all work to improve the incomes and livelihoods of farmers,” Said Dr. Jane Njuguna.
“This is particularly discerning as the only route to a middle-income economy that guarantees all her citizens’ decent incomes and a high quality of life runs through the agricultural sector; on which the majority of Kenyans depend.” Said Dr. Njuguna who was speaking on behalf of the CS Ministry of Environment and Forestry.
During the launch, the federation also unveiled a 10-year KENAFF Farm Forestry and
Afforestation Programme, (KENAFF FF&AP), intends to mobilize Kenyan farmers from all the 47 counties to plant 10 billion trees over the next ten years (2021 to 2030).
The program further seeks to promote and entrench the tree value chain in Kenya’s agricultural sector; promote other climate-enhancing practices including sustainable land management practices, fodder banking, climate-responsive farming systems, and payment for ecosystem services.