The sector comprises of the following sub-sectors: Agricultural Research & Development (ARD), Livestock and cooperatives

Vision

An innovative, commercially-oriented and modern Agriculture, livestock and cooperative Sector

Mission

To improve livelihoods of Kenyans through promotion of competitive agriculture and innovative research, sustainable livestock and cooperatives development.

The sector is the backbone of the county and has immense potential of 894,000 ha of arable land but only 2,781 ha are under cultivation. The county however relies on relief food as the potential land has not been exploited. Efforts will go towards increasing utilization of this potential arable land.

This will be achieved through promotion of water harvesting and soil conservation interventions. Emphasis will be on adoption of drought resistant crops, increased land under irrigation, soil and water conservation and promotion of orphan crops such as millet, cowpeas, green grams, cassava among others.

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