Presence Country
October 2014 to March 2015
Key Messages
  • Food security deteriorated during the August to October lean season, especially in the northern pastoral areas and the marginal agricultural areas. An estimated 1.5 million people remain acutely food insecure in these areas.

  • Household food security is expected to improve in the southeastern marginal agricultural areas starting in November due to availability of short-cycle crops, increased household incomes, and the expected stability or decline in food prices. The majority of households will move to None (IPC Phase 1) by January or February, when the short rains harvest becomes available.

  • In the pastoral areas, improvements in rangeland conditions due to the short rains are expected to improve household food security, as livestock products become available and household income increase. Most households will move from Crisis (IPC Phase 3) to Stressed (IPC Phase 2) by March 2015.

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.

Markets & Trade

Price Bulletin
Cross Border Trade Reports

Production & Trade Flow Maps

August 2008
August 2008
August 2008
August 2008
August 2008
August 2008


Livelihoods Zone Narrative

Livelihood Zone Map