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Kenya

Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa with 47 semiautonomous counties governed by elected governors. At 580,367 square kilometres (224,081 sq mi), Kenya is the world's 48th largest country by total area. With a population of more than 52.2 million people, Kenya is the 27th most populous country.

Agriculture
Zone I
This zone has no direct importance in agricultural production other than being the source of rain and some rivers/streams.
Zone II
This zone occurs as a forest or open grasslands. The minimum rainfall is 1000 mm.
Zone III
This zone occurs mainly at elevations between 900-1800 m with annual rainfall between 950 and 1500 mm. Trees are numerous here and somewhat of shorter stature than in Zone II. This zone is the most significant for agricultural cultivation and several legume fodders are found here in crop-livestock systems. It is also the most resettled by human.
Zone IV
This zone occupies more or less the same elevation (900-1800 m) as the previous or may be at times lower. However, it has lower rainfall of about 500-1000 mm.
Zone V
This zone is much drier than Zone IV and occurs at lower elevations. Annual rainfall is 300-600. This Zone is prevalent in northern Baringo, Turkana, lower Makueni and vast parts of North Eastern Province. Low trees and shrubs here.
Zone VI
This is represented by Chalbi desert in Marsabit district. The Chalbi is a salt desert with very sparse salt bushes as the only vegetation found. It is vast and of beautiful scenery. Pastoralists use it as a source of mineral lick for livestock, particularly during the rainy season.

Kenya is one of the world’s major producers of coffee. Agriculture plays an important role in Kenya’s economy and employs 75% of the active population. It consists 25% of the country’s GDP. Agriculture supplies the manufacturing sector with raw materials and generates tax revenue and foreign exchange that support the rest of the economy. Virtually 80% of the country lies in the semi-arid to very arid Zones (ASALs), which are predominantly inhabited by the pastoralists and agro-pastoralists. These areas, which are also classified as rangelands, are unsuitable for rain fed cultivation due to physical limitations such as aridity and poor vegetation. The share of employment in agriculture is 37.95 %.

Coffee
Tea
Sugar Cane
Climate

Seasonal climatic changes are controlled by the large-scale pressure systems of the western Indian Ocean and adjacent landmasses. From December to March, northeast winds predominate north of the Equator, while south to southeast winds dominate south of it. These months are fairly dry, although rain may occur locally. The rainy season extends from late March to May, with air flowing from the east in both hemispheres. From June to August there is little precipitation, and southwest winds prevail north of the Equator as southeast winds prevail in the south. Only on the southern coast is precipitation reliable enough for prosperous agriculture.

Weather information
Tue
partly cloudy day
MAX.
27°
22%
Wed
partly cloudy day
MAX.
26°
11%
Thu
partly cloudy day
MAX.
26°
17%
Fri
rain
MAX.
25°
51%
Sat
rain
MAX.
26°
41%
WIND
95° 4 km/h
HUMIDITY
70%
UV INDEX
13
SUN
06:23 18:30
WIND
96° 5 km/h
HUMIDITY
68%
UV INDEX
10
SUN
06:23 18:30
WIND
94° 4 km/h
HUMIDITY
69%
UV INDEX
10
SUN
06:22 18:29
WIND
90° 4 km/h
HUMIDITY
76%
UV INDEX
8
SUN
06:22 18:29
WIND
75° 3 km/h
HUMIDITY
69%
UV INDEX
8
SUN
06:22 18:29
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Agricultural crops

The major agricultural products in Kenya include tea, coffee, horticulture, corn, wheat, sugarcane, dairy products, beef, pork, poultry, and eggs. Tea production is Kenya's largest single foreign exchange earner. Coffee and horticulture are the other major agricultural export foreign exchange earners. Export – tea, coffee, sunflower and vegetables. Import – sugar, maize and beans. Coffee production has similarly followed varied patterns of output according to weather conditions.

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