Kenya Food Security Update

Posted on 9 October 2007. Filed under: Food Security |

The overall food security status of drought and flood-affected pastoral and marginal agricultural households has improved, sustained by short rains, although the long rains were poor especially in the eastern pastoral districts.

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Forage deviations compared to long term means

However, food security is far from self-supporting and a poor short-rains season could expose the fragility of the recovery, unless proposed livelihood-strengthening interventions are implemented.

Overall national cereal availability is favorable. Even marginal agricultural farm households retain significant stocks after a favorable short-rains season in late 2006.

In contrast, pastoral households face exceptional high cereal prices, even when prices are declining in production epicenters, undermining the recovery of their terms of trade and overall food security. Full report

Kenya Food Security Network

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