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Kenya and Food security

  • Capital: Nairobi
  • Population: 40046566
  • Size: 582650.0 Km2

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Private standards, small farmers and donor policy: EUREPGAP in Kenya
J. Humphrey / Institute of Development Studies UK 2008
Food safety has moved up the policy agenda in industrialised countries in recent years. Governments have tightened both product and process standards, and businesses have had to respond to ever more stringent public food safety standa...
Governing modern agricultural biotechnology in Kenya: implications for food security
H. Odame; P. Kameri-Mbote; D. Wafula / Institute of Development Studies UK 2003
This report reviews governance issues of modern biotechnology. The study used two case studies of transgenic sweet potato and Bt maize to examine how governance issues influence household and national food security in the country. The...
Wheat consumption in Sub-Saharan Africa: trends, drivers, and policy implications
N.M. Mason; T.S. Jayne; B. Shiferaw / Food Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University 2012
Staple grain consumption in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is rising at the same time that the region is becoming more dependent on imported staples. This paper discusses the potential dilemmas posed by SSA’s increasing reliance on im...
Can Market-Based Approaches to Technology Development and Dissemination Benefit Women Smallholder Farmers? A Qualitative Assessment of Gender Dynamics in the Ownership, Purchase, and use of Irrigation Pumps in Kenya and Tanzania
International Food Policy Research Institute 2014
Rural household economies dependent on rainfed agriculture are increasingly turning to irrigation technology solutions to reduce the effects of weather variability and guard against inconsistent and low crop output. Organisations are ...
Household registration and targeting in the Hunger Safety Net Programme 2
A. Pinney / Evidence on Demand 2013
The four counties of Turkana, Marsabit, Mandera and Wajir were chosen for the Hunger Safety Net Program (HSNP) because they had the highest poverty and extreme poverty rates measured in Kenya Integrated Household Budget Survey (KIHBS)...
Hunger and food insecurity in Nairobi’s slums: an assessment using IRT models
African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya 2011
Although linked to poverty as conditions reflecting inadequate access to resources to obtain food, issues such as hunger and food insecurity have seldom been recognised as important in urban settings. Overall, little is known about th...
Final report. FOKUS: External evaluation of the East African Program for the Empowerment of Grassroot Women (EAGWEN).
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - NORAD 2013
Norwegian Women and Family Association (NWF) has a history of supporting organisations whose main focus is on vulnerable groups. With its prior linkage to Companionship of Works (COWA) and Gender and Development Centre (GADECE) and a ...
Squeezed: life in a time of food price volatility, year 1 results
N. Hossain; R. King; A. Kelbert / Oxfam 2013
Half a decade after the price spike of 2007-2008, food price volatility has become the new norm: people have come to expect food prices to rapidly rise and fall, though nobody knows by how much or when. So what does the accumulation o...
Translating famine early warning into early action: an east Africa case study
J. Mosley / Chatham House [Royal Institute of International Affairs], UK 2012
This paper considers the political contexts in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, how these affected the response to the 2011 Horn of Africa emergency, and the implications for future response. Although the Horn of Africa is often seen as a...
Gender: A key dimension linking agricultural programs to improved nutrition and health
R Meinzen-Dick / International Food Policy Research Institute 2012
Empirical evidence shows that increasing women’s control over land, physical assets, and financial assets serves to raise agricultural productivity, improve child health and nutrition, and increase expenditures on education, as ...
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