Is Horticulture marketable in Kenya?


Horticulture is one of agriculture courses offered by more than 5 universities in Kenya. The rate of employment for this course currently stands at 22 %, meaning that more than 78 % of the graduates remain jobless for some time. This implies that the degree is not marketable.

The course, however, gives a student training that can help him become a successful farmer or entrepreneur.

There are also jobs that don’t specify degree of specialization. Most of the graduates from this degree course end up doing them. Such jobs include bank tellers, sales and marketing, and graduate trainee in government institution like KRA.But due to competition, only the top cream are recruited.

What I can advise anybody pursuing Horticulture is to consider self-employment or business because chances of getting a job in Kenya are slim.