Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) is a State Corporation in the ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Corporatives established by the Agriculture and Food Authority Act No 13 of 2013 to operationalize the Crops Act No 16 of 2013. The Act consolidates the laws on regulation and promotion of agriculture and makes provision for the respective roles of national and county governments according to the provisions of the Fourth Schedule of the Constitution of Kenya. The role of the Authority is to Regulate, Develop and Promote Scheduled Crops value chains for increased economic growth in Kenya.
AFA is a product of Agriculture Sector Reforms which commenced in 2003 with the formulation of the Economic Recovery Strategy for Wealth and Employment Creation (ERS) and the Strategy for the Revitalization of Agriculture (SRA).The reforms focused on improving efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery through the review of the legal and regulatory framework in the agriculture Sector.
The following institutions were abolished and succeeded by the Authority;
- Kenya Coconut Development Authority
- Coffee Board of Kenya
- Cotton Development Authority
- Horticultural Crops Development Authority;
- Kenya Sisal Board
- Kenya Sugar Board
- Pyrethrum Board of Kenya
- Tea Board of Kenya
The authority is currently comprised of the following Directorates/Departments
- Sugar Directorate;
- Coffee Directorate;
- Tea Directorate;
- Fibre Crops Directorate;
- Horticultural Crops Directorate;
- Food Directorate;
- Nuts and Oil Crops Directorate;
- Miraa, Pyrethrum and other Industrial Crops Directorate; and
- Corporate Services Directorate.
To be a World Class Regulator in the Agriculture Sector
To sustainably develop and promote scheduled crops value chains through effective regulation for economic growth
- Customer focus