Netherlands Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya

Food Security

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands supports agriculture in Kenya. The Embassy has programmes both for the purposes of agricultural trade with the Netherlands, as well as in development cooperation with local farmers to ensure food security in Kenya.

Melle Leenstra - First Secretary Economic Development and Food Security
David Ongolo – Senior Policy Officer
Marnix Sanderse – Assistant Agriculture
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The Dutch programmatic focus has been chosen in response to the food security challenges Kenya faces, keeping in mind the added value for Dutch involvement. The Embassy programme in the food security sector aims to improve Kenya's food security, rural income and employment of farmers.

The Embassy will:

  • Enhance higher production and incomes for agribusinesses in four agro-food value chains.
  • Expand financial inclusion of emerging market-oriented farmers and rural entrepreneurs.
  • Strengthen the food security situation in the drought affected areas in Northern Kenya.