Already accounting for about 36% of GDP in the EAC economy, the agriculture sector still retains a lot of untapped potential, specifically for commercial farming.
Agriculture is a sector that is central to the EAC economy, contributing between 24 and 44% of GDP in the five Partner States, while also accounting for the livelihood of about 80% of the region’s population.
The key to sector growth, however, lies in a shift from subsistence to commercial farming. Opportunities for large-scale commercial farming exist in the region for a wide variety of food and cash crops.
The key investment opportunities in the sector are listed below. Follow links for detailed information on prospects in the various sub-sectors.