Presence Country
June 2015
Key Messages
  • The March to May long rains have ceased in most of pastoral and marginal agricultural areas. However, in the high- and medium-potential agricultural areas and localized parts of the coastal strip, rains continue through August and are likely to be average to above average in cumulative amount. 

  • The cumulative March to May long rains were mostly near average in amount, but below-average rainfall fell in localized areas in pastoral and marginal agricultural areas. 

  • Following the March to May long rains, food access has marginally increased for a significant proportion of pastoral and marginal agricultural households, but the majority remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2). However, parts of Isiolo and Wajir Counties had well below average rainfall that was poorly distributed. Some households in these areas remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3).

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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