Irish Ambassador, Dr Vincent O’Neill, met with Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri and State Department of Trade Principal Secretary Dr Chris Kiptoo.
Described as an ‘excellent’ meeting by the Embassy’s official Twitter feed, discussions forcused on the Ireland Kenya Agri-food Strategy along with plans for deepening development, trade and institutional cooperation in agriculture and fisheries.
Our Shared Interest: The Ireland/Kenya Agri-food Strategy 2017-2021
The Irish Embassy led the development of ‘Our Shared Interest: The Ireland/Kenya Agri-food Strategy 2017-2021’, along with Business Ireland Kenya, Teagasc, Sustainable Food Systems Ireland and Gorta/Self Help Africa along with consultations involving a wide range of Kenyan and Irish stakeholders.
‘Our Shared Interest’ is based on Ireland’s policy priorities as reflected in The Global Island: Ireland Connected, One World One Future, and their Africa Strategy. It is fully consistent with Government of Kenya’s plans for agriculture development as outlined in Vision 2030 and the Kenya Agriculture Development Strategy 2010-2020.
The Strategy sets out a medium-term vision for Irish-Kenyan interest in agri-food, encompassing stronger development partnerships and enhanced trade and investment. It identifies the objectives, outcomes and principles of engagement by which inclusive economic growth will be assessed and achieved focusing specifically on agri-food.