Agricultural Development Corporation is a Government Parastatal, which was established in 1965 through an Act of Parliament Cap 346, to facilitate the land transfer programme from European settlers to locals following the country’s independence. It was also to be a stabilizing factor to assist in maintaining the good quality livestock and continuity of the breeding programs in the affected farms.
With the successful completion of the land transfer programme, revision of objectives of the Corporation was done resulting in the Act of Parliament Cap 444 of 1986.As per this Act, the functions of the Corporation were redefined to include promotion and execution of agricultural schemes and reconstruction in Kenya by initiating, assisting or expansion of agricultural undertaking and enterprises. It is on the basis of this Act that the Corporation runs its operations across the country.
ADC NEW BOARD DIRECTORS
In a Kenya Gazette notice issued on Friday, 7th August, Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya appointed Hon. Nicholas Salat as the new Chairperson of the Board of Agricultural Deveopment Corporation to hold the position from 7th August 2020.
The President also appointed new members at the ADC Board with effect from 7th August, 2020.The members are Zephaniah Kipsang Yego, Ephantus Murage Mundia, Lydia Ntimama , Richard Ngomo, Hon. David Kareithi and Engineer Jemutai Barkebo.The team would be joining previous board members, Jean Njiru, Linah Nduta, Elizabeth Shungula, Geoffrey Muttai and Chrislogous Makokha.