In the Africa’s Agenda 2063, a peaceful and secure Africa with strong cultural identity, common heritage, shared values and ethics, is envisioned. An Africa whose development is people-driven,relying on the potential of the African people, especially its women and youth, and caring for the children. We are determined to eradicate poverty and Hunger in one generation and build prosperity through social and economic transformation of the continent (AUC, 2015) .
We aspire that by 2063, Africa will be a prosperous continent, with the means and resources to drive its own development, with sustainable and long-term stewardship of its resources and where modern agriculture for increased production, productivity and value addition contributes to farmer and national prosperity and Africa’s collective food security. Africa’s agriculture will be modern and productive, using science, technology, innovation and indigenous knowledge. The hand hoe will be banished by 2025, and the sector will be modern, profitable and attractive to the continent’s youths and women (AUC, 2015)
Big 4 Agenda;
One of the four items that the Kenyan government seeks to deliver on is 100% food security and nutrition commitment. It seeks to achieve this by increasing large scale production of staple foods, a move that will see 700,000 new acres of maize, potatoes, and rice being put under cultivation in a private/public partnership.
While devolution initiated in 2013, has created a new reform space for more responsive, equitable, efficient, and accountable local services, actual improvements on the ground which depend on the quality of the counties’ institutions and the incentives driving the changes. FSPN-Africa considers this a problem half way solved as this has proved to be a workable process to easily access services and the same on the government to deliver. Some of the strategic plan set is including ; The crops to be grown under irrigation, to solve the problem of erratic rains, which affect several farmers across the country. The move is expected to increase, by a significant amount, the level of crop production in the country.
By 2022, it is expected that maize production will increase by 27 million bags, and potatoes by 0.9 million tons among other crops . This will be done by providing more affordable locally blended fertilizer to farmers and waiving duty for the importation of cereal drying equipment and bags. Fishing communities, especially along the cost, are also bound to benefit from the agenda, as they can expect to receive new fishing vessels. To achieve maximum food security, the government is also in the process of planning to set up measures that will drastically reduce the cost of food. Top among them include having contract farmers supply the strategic food reserve, create a subsidy model for farmers, deploy early warning systems, and elimination of various levies applied to food products along the value addition chain.