|Food Security Status in Kenya, 2014/2015|
African Women’s Studies Centre (AWSC) in collaboration with Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) carried out a Household Baseline Survey on Food Security in 20 counties. The counties were scientifically sampled from the following six agro‐ecological zones and the urban counties:
A total of 4,200 household heads, from the 20 counties, were interviewed on the household food security status using a hunger module. Others, from whom information on the status of food security was gathered, included opinion leaders, representatives of government institutions dealing with food production and women leaders during the debriefing meetings.
Among the key research findings is that on average 18 per cent, which translates to 7.1 million Kenyans, are chronically food insecure being often or always hungry. The findings further show that the worst hit county in terms of hunger is Turkana County (54 per cent). Others that followed closely were Kisii (41 per cent), Migori (34 per cent) and Isiolo (29 per cent) while Kirinyaga was the least affected (3 per cent) followed by Bomet (5 per cent), Nakuru (6 per cent) and Kiambu (7 per cent). Some of the factors found to contribute to food insecurity included high cost of farm inputs, land fragmentation due to land inheritance cultural practices which makes agricultural land uneconomical among farming communities, large families particularly in the Arid and Semi Arid Lands (ASAL) areas, lack of storage and preservation facilities leading to post harvest loses, erratic climatic changes and lack of water for irrigation, insecurity and poor infrastructure in the rural areas, among others.
The findings show that own production is the main source of accessing food for counties from the rural areas such as Elgeyo Marakwet at 79.6 per cent, followed by Migori at 70.6 per cent and Bomet at 70.1 per cent while the main source of accessing food for the urban counties such as (Nairobi 39 per cent), (Mombasa 39.7 per cent) and
(Kiambu 29.6 per cent) is from purchases with regular monthly salary.
The research findings are to be used in lobbying the National and County level policy makers to adopt and implement the proposals in addressing food insecurity in Kenya. Adoption and implementation of the proposed interventions will ensure that every Kenyan is food secure which will go a long way towards the realization of the
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Kenya development blue print, Vision 2030 and above all, Constitution of Kenya, article 43 (1) (c) that guarantees every person the “right to be free from hunger, and to have adequate food of acceptable quality”
The findings of this research are published in The Status Report on Food Security, 2014. The report was launched by the Ministry of Agriculture at a stakeholders meeting on 21st November 2014.
This video depicts a summary of the research findings, the status of food security in Kenya and the challenges facing the sector.
|LAIKIPIA FIELDWORK - DEBRIEFING|
Debriefing at Nyahururu, Laikipia County during fieldwork
This is a link for the first video of this title. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PFFc2colBk
|MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL 1: ERADICATE EXTREME POVERTY AND HUNGER|
MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL 1: ERADICATE EXTREME POVERTY AND HUNGER
|MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL 3: PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWER WOMEN|
MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL 3: PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWER WOMEN
|MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL 7: ENSURE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY|
MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL 7: ENSURE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
|One woman a song for UN Women|
One woman a song for UN Women
|SHORT COURSES TRAINING APRIL 2015|
The training was carried out at The University of Nairobi main campus over a two week period.The title for week one that included The (MCAs) Members of the County Assemblies for Marsabit was women, power and decision making.Week two's training was titled Women Leadership and Governance.
|Sosian Testimony - Laikipia 2013|
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|The Scream of A Breath - From Iran|
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|TRIBUTE TO AFRICAN WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD|
Tribute to African Women around the world. (African Women's Decade)
|Women's Situation Room - Kenya 2013 - Amani Ipo Mikononi Mwetu|