Kenya CAADP Biennial Review Brief
Isaac Okeyo, Josephine Love, Joseph Karugia, and Paul Guthiga
In the 2017 BR Report, 22 performance categories and 43 indicators were defined for the seven thematic areas of performance to evaluate country performance in achieving agricultural growth and transformation goals in Africa. Of the 55-member states, 47 submitted their validated national reports to their respective Regional Economic Communities (RECs), including five EAC partner states: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. The final scorecard was prepared by the AUC and NPCA, with support from the RECs and technical partners. The scorecard was presented at the 30th African Union Assembly in January 2018. In the first BR reporting period, Kenya achieved an overall average score of 4.77 against the 2017 benchmark score of 3.94 and was therefore judged to be on track to meet the CAADP/Malabo targets. Kenya is on track in three thematic areas: recommitment to the CAADP process; boosting intra-African trade in agricultural commodities; and mutual accountability for actions and results. The country needs to pay attention to the four areas where it is not on track: enhancing investment finance in agriculture; ending hunger by 2025; halving poverty through agriculture by 2025; and enhancing resilience to climate variability.
The objective of this brief is to analyze Kenya’s performance and discuss lessons from the implementation of the inaugural CAADP BR mechanism.