Presence Country
November 2014
Key Messages
  • The October to December short rains started in all pastoral and marginal agricultural areas of the country. Seasonal recovery of rangeland conditions and planting of short rain crops are underway in most areas. Through December, improvement in food security is expected with most households likely to be Stressed (IPC Phase 2).

  • In pastoral areas, improvements in rangeland conditions and livestock productivity are expected to continue through December. Household income will increase as livestock prices and demand increase. The majority of households will remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2) through at least March.

  • In the southeastern and coastal marginal agricultural areas, increased demand for casual labor after the start of the rains has increased household income and the ability of households to make market purchases. With harvesting of short-cycle crops expected to start in early December, household food consumption will increase, but most households will remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2).

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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