Impact of Covd-19 on Non-Extinguishing Industries in Kenya: Vegetable, Fruit, ICT and Tourism Sector


Kovid-19 not only has a broad impact on the Kenyan economy as a whole, but also has short-term and long-term implications for various sectors. This policy briefing provides an overview of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic (IWOSS) on fruit and vegetable, information and communication technologies (ICT) and non-selective tourism industries. Kenya’s economic growth was strong and strong during the pre-Covide-19 period, growing by 6.3 percent in 2018 and 5.4 percent in 2019. Without Kovid-19, the economy is projected to grow by 6.2 percent by 2020/21. . Following the confirmation of the first CV-19 outbreak in March 2020, the Kenyan economy contracted, and the IMF grew by -0.1 percent in 2020, up 5.4 percent in 2019. The ministry was very difficult. Tap: However, in IWOSS, in addition to tourism and trade and maintenance, the role of all other IWOSS sectors expanded during the COVID period. The ICT sector has been tolerant and has demonstrated the need for action in all sectors to increase business continuity in the midst of the epidemic. In Kenya, ICT experienced a one-off shock in March / April 2020 and has since recovered significantly. Even with COVID-19, the country has been relatively stable in terms of horticulture to keep the country competitive in the world market.

As part of our recommendations, in the field of horticulture, the country should: • Improve the potential for non-tariff barriers (NTTBs) by supporting continuous skills transfer and extension services to local producers, including small-scale farmers; Improving investments in supporting infrastructure, particularly on auxiliary roads and cold chain infrastructure, such as “cold” meeting centers and packaging, will open up more options for transportation by investing along key routes to key export destinations. It includes key interventions for the ICT sector – accelerated investment in related services such as electricity and internet connectivity, enhancing digital innovation in education and skills development sectors, and partial digital skills development, and accelerating the ICT legal and policy framework by accelerating e-commerce comprehensive policy Strengthen. The worst tourism in the economy as a whole needs to be revitalized by embracing innovations and new technologies in the value chain of tourism. Immediate acceptance and implementation of CV-19 protocol protocols: Promoting and / or promoting domestic tourism; And develop social protection programs for workers in the sector.

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