Kenya

Presence Country
December 2014
2014-Q4-3-3-KE-en
Key Messages
  • October to December rainfall has so far been below average and is expected to remain so with the rains ending very soon and on time. Normal to below normal recovery of rangeland resources is likely in most pastoral and agropastoral areas, and crops have so far not developed to normal levels in the southeastern marginal agricultural areas.

  • The short rains harvest is expected to be below average in the southeastern marginal agricultural areas. Food security will likely remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2) through March.

  • In the northeastern pastoral areas, rainfall since October has been far below average and not much additional rain is expected for the remainder of the year. It has been driest in Isiolo, Garissa, and Wajir. As a result, rangeland conditions are expected to deteriorate faster than normal during the dry season from January to March. The majority of households will remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2), but localized areas including in Merti Sub-county in Isiolo, Daadab Sub-county in Garissa, and Hadado and Sebule Sub-counties in Wajir will likely be in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) through March.

Food Security Profiles

This Food Security Brief is a starting point for anyone seeking a deep understanding of the range of factors influencing food security in Kenya. It draws on decades of FEWS NET data and information on livelihoods, household vulnerability, nutrition, trade, and agro-climatology, as well as an array of other sources. It provides an overview of the food security context, the main determinants of chronic and acute food insecurity, and areas at most risk of food insecurity.

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