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Slovakia seeks to achieve primarily the following two results in sector of education: Result 1: Increased number of young people integrated into the labour market through employment or self-employment. Result 2:

Increased number of qualified teachers using innovative teaching techniques.

ECONOMIC PILLAR The aim of Vision 2030 is to “achieve sustainable economic growth annualy at the rate of 10% over the next 20 years”. Agriculture is the backbone of Kenya’s economy and broad-based growth in the agricultutral sector is a key factor in the economic transformation of the country. The Slovak support within the economic pillar will therefore be directed into this sector:

AGRICULTURE The main objective of the SR within this sector: Reduce poverty and strengthen food security through economic growth in the agriculture sector. Specific objectives: 1. Introduce innovative agricultural methods and technologies to increase agricultural productivity of smallholder farmers. 2. Increase sales of agricultural products through enhanced competitiveness and improved access to domestic and international markets. The Slovak assistance has been mainly supporting agricultural productivity. The projects of Slovak NGOs included agricultural training of families of farmers and providing domestic animals and seed. Agricultural skills training has been introduced at secondary schools. School gardens and greenhouses were established at schools, too, to increase nutrition of children and adolescents. Other projects, besides supporting agricultural productivity, focused on providing micro-loans for starting small businesses, e. g. livestock, production and sales of traditional products. Agricultural projects and projects of socio-economic development of rural areas supported activities promoting effective and sustainable utilisation of the natural resources and environmental protection. In the next programming period Slovakia seeks to attain a shift towards more complex interventions in agriculture. The main goals, therefore, will be strengthening of food security in rural areas and productivity of agriculture and livestock and sustainable improvement of the economic status of smallholder farmers and small entrepreneurs in agriculture. Emphasis will be given to implementation of new technologies and methods of processing raw materials into products with higher added value, ensuring better competitiveness and sales. Supported activities will also include improvement of national and international market accessibility (e. g. certifications, development of supplier-consumer relations, etc.) and education in business planning, marketing and sales. Employing of the complex approach requires interventions which eliminate the reasons of underdevelopment of rural areas and the devastation of natural resources. Therefore,

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Country Strategy Paper Kenya  

CSP for Kenya contains a summary of current development activities and initiatives of the Slovak Republic in Kenya and defines basic princip...

Country Strategy Paper Kenya  

CSP for Kenya contains a summary of current development activities and initiatives of the Slovak Republic in Kenya and defines basic princip...

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