Kenya

Presence Country
June 2014
2014-Q2-3-1-KE-en
Key Messages
  • Well below average March to May long rains in the southeastern and coastal marginal lowlands are likely to lead to a below average maize harvest. Food security will remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2), though some households in localized areas might be in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) by September.

  • Preliminary projections for long rains crop production in late 2014 suggest that maize output and carryover stocks will be further below national usage than normal. While imports may keep prices fairly steady in the Southeast between now and August, by September, maize prices are likely to start to steadily rise.

  • In pastoral areas, rangelands did not fully regenerate during the long rains. They are expected to deteriorate faster than usual during the dry season. The resulting reduced milk production and consumption, low livestock prices, and rising staple food prices will lead households to remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2) through September.

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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