Overview (2014)





Key economic sectors

581,309 square kilometres


$142.7 billion

Agriculture (25 % of GDP)

Bioenergy & Biomass Feedstocks


Sustainability issues


Land Use

Kenyan farmers face growing problems of soil erosion, deforestation, water pollution, and desertification


Resources Overexploitation

Water resources are under pressure from agricultural chemicals, urban and industrial wastes, hydroelectric power; output from forestry also declined because of resource degradation; wildlife habitats are threatened by encroachment of man and poachers

Policies related to bioenergy


The Crops Act, 2013: ensures sustainability constraints and social equity. The Forest Bill 2014:  higher yields can be achieved, thus more timber and subsequently more residues available for export to the EU.