Nutrition in Kenya: Not Enough to Put Food on the Table

More than a third of child deaths in Kenya are due to undernutrition. What's more, Kenya annually loses U.S.$2.8 billion of its GDP to vitamin and mineral deficiencies. AllAfrica examines why putting food on the table simply isn't enough anymore. From rural fields to urban slums to government chambers, we'll bring you the big issues and promising solutions.

Harvesting: Two pickers make their way through a field in Limuru, Kenya

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