Country Info Kenya

Kenya: The country with two annual harvests

Population 48 million (83 inhabitants per km²)
Capital city Nairobi (approximately 3.5 million inhabitants)
Area 69,700 km² (near the size of Ukraine)
Currency Kenia-Schilling (KES) (125 KES is equivalent to 1 Euro)
GDP 163 billion USD (Nr. 1 in Southeast and Central Africa)
Official languages Swahili und English
Demographics > 40 ethnic groups with > 50 different languages
Religion 82.6 % Christian (Protestant, Anglican, Catholic, Orthodox)
Agriculture Subsistence agriculture of fruit (banana, mango, papaya), vegetables (beans, peas, cabbage), tea and tubers (potato, sweet potato, cassava)

Overview of essential facts

         
What? Who? When? Where? How?
  • Internship programs with the motto “Learning by doing”
  • Interns: Agriculture students (around 18-26 years old)
  • From May until November
  • Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, Rhenish Hesse, Palatinate
  • Preparation: Intensive German language course in Kenya and a week-long introduction course in Baden-Württemberg
  • Specialization: fruit and vegetable growing, dairy cattle
  • Host companies: Family-run agriculture companies in southern Germany
   
  • A six-month long internship with host families 2 cross-company meetings, including professional excursions
 
  • Country partners: Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ)
   
  • Offers of digital continued education
       
  • Regional meetings for host families to exchange experiences

Contact

 

Markus Roßkopf

Project Management
 

Teklezghi Teklebrhan

Project Management