Posted: 09.01.2024 17:11:00

Ambassador: Belarus can help achieve key goals of Kenya’s agricultural policy

Belarus can help achieve the key goals of Kenya’s agricultural policy to ensure food security, increase the efficiency of agricultural production and output, and improve access to markets and trade – as noted by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Kenya, Pavel Vzyatkin, in an interview with Kenya’s newspaper The Standard


The article provides information that the presidents of Kenya and Belarus have agreed to expand ties during talks in Nairobi on December 10th. Aleksandr Lukashenko’s visit comes just weeks after Kenya and Belarus celebrated their 30th anniversary on November 17th. The publication quotes Kenyan President William Ruto, “There are huge opportunities between Kenya and Belarus that need to be used for the two countries’ prosperity. Kenya is keen to use Belarusian technologies in agriculture.”

The author of the publication notes that Belarus is one of the leading producers of agricultural machinery in Eastern Europe, as well as agricultural products such as fertilisers.

The newspaper also contains quotes from the Ambassador of Belarus to Kenya Pavel Vzyatkin. The diplomat notes that the countries are focused on developing strong and economic ties. The two states complement each other, especially when it comes to the Kenyan government’s economic priorities: increasing the efficiency of agricultural production and ensuring food security, building affordable housing and developing industry.

“In the contest of plans for progressive economic transformation and Kenya Vision 2030 long-term development blueprint, Belarus can be viewed as a new horizon, a promising partner and a source of new opportunities for the long-term development of the Kenyan economy. Agriculture is the backbone of the Kenyan economy, making a significant contribution to economic performance, and its share in GDP reaches 30-40 percent,” the publication quotes the Belarusian Ambassador as saying.

According to the diplomat, Kenya’s agricultural sector is one of the most promising areas of co-operation, and Belarus is ready to share methods, competencies, technologies and experience, including IT solutions for implementation in agribusiness, with Kenyan partners.

The article also mentions that despite being a small, landlocked country, Belarus is a leading exporter of dairy products to more than 110 countries around the world. Agriculture accounts for 7 percent of Belarus’ GDP.