Agriculture Across the World

By: Gabbie Morris

Agriculture

The science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and rearing animals for to provide food, wool, and other products.

USDA

The United States Department of Agriculture is a agency of the U.S. Government that manages various programs and organizations that deal with the producing of agriculture, natural resources and rural development and nutrition.

Basic Kenya Information

Location: Africa

Population: 44.35 million people

Type of Government: Republic

Poverty Level: More then half of the 44 million people in Kenya live under the poverty line or unable to meet there daily nutrition requirements.

Kenya Info

Education: Kenya adopted the single system of education, which consist of 7 years of primary education, 4 years of secondary education, 2 years of High School, and 3 years of University education. About 30% of students earn there degree in Kenya.

Family Size: Kenya woman tend to have more children in Rural areas than most developed countries due to Kenya's recent economic growth.

Religious Beliefs: 70% christians, 38% Protestant, 28% Catholic.

Economics

Kenya's has recently become more politically stable then before and peace has been restored. Which has lead to more investments in both regional and national infrastructure, many more projects have been planned and have been scheduled to commence shortly. With the upcoming of more useful projects Kenya has become more economically stable.

Kanya Argiculture

Two-thirds of Kenyans depend on the crops they produce and the livestock they keep for survival, yet much of the county is classified as arid or semi-arid. The increase in drought and outbreak of animal diseases has left Kenya farmers vulnerable to producing the food they need.


Farming Technology: Kenya has recently paired up with organizations to help advance farming technology to advance the speed of growth in crops and animals.


Common Crops: Agriculture in Kenya is mostly local, 80% of stakeholders being local. Focusing primarily on staple crops such as corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, and beans.


Common Animals: Cattle, Pigs, Goats, and Poultry


Commonly Consumed Food: Kenya is a very diverse part of Africa made up of three major group of people. The Massai eat mostly eat simple foods. They depend on the livestock they raise to be there diet, such as cattle and goats.

The Kikuyu grow corn, beans, potatoes, and greens. They mash all these products together to make Irio.

The Western Kyna citizens near Lake Victoria mainly prepare fish stews, and vegetable dishes with rice.

Agriculture and Food Security

Agriculture is the backbone of Kenya's economy and improving the livelihood of its citizens, and the USAID helps regulate that by overseeing the producing and safety of all products.
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