The Agriculture Act (Kenya)



The Agriculture Act aims to promote and maintain a stable agriculture, to provide for the conservation of the soil and its fertility and to stimulate the development of agricultural land in accordance with the accepted practices of good land management and good land husbandry. The Act regulates the  destruction of vegetation for agricultural expansion, and of particular relevance to forests is the Agriculture (Farm Forestry) Rules 2009, established under this Act, aimed at promoting and maintaining farm forest cover of at least 10 per cent of every agricultural land holding as a means of preserving and sustaining the environment in combating climate change and global warming.