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Name and explain the importance of Agriculture in the economy of Kenya

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  1. Food supply – Adequate food supply ensures a health population and a weathy nation
  2. Source of employment – majority of the population is employed either directly or indirectly by agriculture.
  3. Provision of foreign exchange- This is foreign exchange which results from sale of cash crops e.g coffee
  4. Source of capital (income) – Farmers sell farm produce and get income.
  5. Source of Raw materials for industries: These are farm produce sold to factories for processing
  6. Provision of Market for industrial goods – Finished goods are sold to farmers for use
  7. Improvement of infrastructure – Roads, markets e.t.c are constructed to ease transport of farm produce 
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