Dr Matthew Muma
"Agriculture is the engine of growth in Kenya. The sector contributes 26 percent to the Gross Domestic Product and 60 percent of the formal wage employment in the public and private sectors. Growth in the sector has been modest at an annual average of 2.4 percent in the 2000s. However, the annual growth rate of labour force absorption in the sector is dismal at 2 percent. The purpose of this desk study was to map emerging information from studies on employment creation in the agricultural sector and agro-processing in Kenya to help in setting up agenda for subsequent work on Utafiti-Sera research-policy community whose goal is to inform and influence policies and programmes in employment creation."