Millions of Kenyans in Need of Food as Locusts Ravage Farmlands
The number of acutely food-insecure people in need of emergency food assistance has also increased throughout 2019 from an estimated 1.1 million in February to 1.6 million in May and 2.6 million by July, according to a study titled "The Potential of Agroecology to Build Climate-resilient Livelihoods and Food Systems". This happens at a time when the region is battling to eliminate locusts which have wreaked havoc for over eight months. The pests devour grasslands and pose a huge threat to livestock and food security.
Control operations have been intensified in Samburu and Turkana counties as the government seeks to eliminate the destructive pests, which are heavily feeding on vegetation and ... Read more »
At least 3.6 million people are at risk of hunger at a time the country is fighting the Covid-19 pandemic while Kenya Airways pilots are seeking the intervention of President Uhuru ... Read more »
The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation says Kenya is just three weeks away from eliminating the desert locust menace. Eight months after the locust invasion, FAO has said only ... Read more »
14.5 million Kenyans are food insecure every year according to the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research Analysis. Although Kenya has made some progress with food security, it ... Read more »
A farmer inspects his tomatoes in his greenhouse on his farm in Mathakwa-ini in Tetu (file photo).