Agriculture and Agribusiness

Agriculture and Agribusiness

Agriculture directly contributes 26% of Kenya’s annual GDP and another 25% indirectly. In Nyeri County agriculture currently employs 32.84% of the population. With an agricultural potential of 758.5 square kilometers of arable land, agribusiness is one of the main economic activities within the county. This has given rise to other opportunities within the sector. Some of the investment opportunities that can be facilitated by the Investment Promotion Unit include:

  • Fruit processing and canning
  • Water purification and packaging plant
  • Vegetable drying plant
  • Coffee, Tea and Dairy value addition infrastructure
  • Macadamia Processing Plant
  • Meat processing and canning
  • Aquaculture and fisheries – including fish farming, caged fish farming and freshwater fish growth

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