President Kibaki urged youth to engage in
agriculture during the 3rd Agricultural
Sector Development Forum
14-17 October 2012. The 3rd Agricultural Sector Development Forum took place from , in Nairobi, Kenya and focused on: “Moving towards agribusiness for a globally competitive agricultural sector.” The Development Forum is the highest decision-making platform in the national sectoral coordination framework.
Bringing together 10 ministries that address agriculture and rural development, the meeting sought to: review progress of sector strategies in the four years since the last conference; benchmark actions against initiatives of other countries; share stakeholder experiences on meeting the Kenya Vision 2030; and launch new sector strategies.
The meeting included sessions on adapting to drought conditions, sustainable development for smallholder agriculture, coordination with local governments, and the role of the private sector.