Presence Country
August 2015
Key Messages
  • Food security will continue to deteriorate, seasonally, in the southeastern and coastal marginal agricultural areas through October, as the lean season reaches its peak. The majority of households remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2). After the start of the forecast above-average short rains in October, food security will improve. Many households are expected to move into None (IPC Phase 1) by December. 

  • In pastoral areas, food security is expected to seasonally deteriorate through October, and the majority of households will remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2). However, northern Isiolo and western Wajir, with worse, drier conditions for livestock production, low water availability, and low milk availability, are currently in Crisis (IPC Phase 3). After the start of the short rains in October, food security will improve. However, most areas will remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2), but a few areas may improve to Minimal (IPC Phase 1) by December. 

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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