Horticultural crops in Kenya include:
The Horticultural sub sector is the fastest growing industry within the agricultural sector, recording an average growth of 15% to 20% per annum and is ranked third in terms of foreign exchange earnings from exports after tourism and tea. It contributes positively to wealth creation, Kenya’s food security, poverty alleviation, and gender equity especially in the rural areas. The industry continues to contribute to the Kenyan economy through generation of income, creation of employment opportunities for rural people (who constitute 80 % of producers), in addition to providing raw materials to the agro processing industry. The sub sector employs approximately 4.5 million people countrywide directly in production, processing, and marketing, while another 3.5 million people benefit indirectly through trade and other activities. Kenya’s economy largely relies on the agriculture sector which contributes 25.3 % of Kenya’s GDP out of which horticulture contributes 5% to Kenya’s GDP and earmarked as a flagship sector for the Vision 2030.