Kenya

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KEN 

"Some 11.2 million people in Kenya are malnourished. Approximately 71 percent of the population depends on agricultural livelihoods. In recent years, frequent and severe shocks to production systems, including floods and droughts, have had serious impacts on semi-nomadic areas. Negative effects have been further aggravated by outbreaks of animal diseases such as Rift Valley fever and peste des petits ruminants. Post-election violence in 2008 forced hundreds of thousands of farmers and pastoralists to abandon their homes, fields and production assets in the Rift Valley province. This area is the grain basket of Kenya, producing 70 percent of the staple maize crop. It is also one of the main milk producing areas of the country."

Source: FAO Country Profiles: Kenya

 

Resources

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Organizational and institutional issues in climate change adaptation and risk management: Insights from practitioners’ survey in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Mali Organizational and institutional issues in climate change adaptation and risk management: Insights from practitioners’ survey in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Mali
East African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis East African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis
Firm heterogeneity in food safety provision: Evidence from aflatoxin tests in Kenya Firm heterogeneity in food safety provision: Evidence from aflatoxin tests in Kenya
Food Insecurity Assessment in Kenya Food Insecurity Assessment in Kenya
No. 0001 - Poverty, Growth, and Income Distribution in Kenya: A SAM Perspective No. 0001 - Poverty, Growth, and Income Distribution in Kenya: A SAM Perspective
No. 0003 - Investigating the Impact of Climate Change on Agricultural Production in Eastern and Southern African Countries No. 0003 - Investigating the Impact of Climate Change on Agricultural Production in Eastern and Southern African Countries
No. 0004 - Investigating the Linkage Between Climate Variables and Food Security in ESA Countries No. 0004 - Investigating the Linkage Between Climate Variables and Food Security in ESA Countries
No. 0013 - How Aid Helps Achieve MDGs in Africa: The Case of Primary Education No. 0013 - How Aid Helps Achieve MDGs in Africa: The Case of Primary Education
No. 0035 - The Welfare Effects of ICTs in Agricultural Markets: A Case of Selected Countries in East Africa No. 0035 - The Welfare Effects of ICTs in Agricultural Markets: A Case of Selected Countries in East Africa
No. 04 - Construction of a Social Accounting Matrix for Kenya No. 04 - Construction of a Social Accounting Matrix for Kenya