Kenya

Presence Country
September 2014
2014-Q3-2-1-KE-en
Key Messages
  • Normal to above-normal cumulative October to December short rains are expected in the southeastern and coastal marginal agricultural areas, the eastern parts of Samburu and Marsabit, Isiolo, Mandera, Tana River, Garissa, and Wajir Counties. This is likely to result in food security improvements, with majority of households in the southeastern and coastal marginal agricultural areas moving to Minimal (IPC Phase 1), and those in pastoral areas being Stressed (IPC Phase 2) through December.  

  • Food insecurity has continued to deteriorate with the start of the August to October lean season in northern pastoral areas. However, the decline has been moderated with some unusual, off-season rains that have provided water and led to some pasture regrowth. The majority of households remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2), but households in some areas are in Crisis (IPC Phase 3).

  • In the southeastern marginal agricultural areas, food security also deteriorated further as households’ reliance on markets peaks while there are few income-earning opportunities. Most households are likely to remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2) through November with improvements as short-cycle crops become available.

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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