food security

Mary Kwamboka in her kiosk. Photo Credit: Allan Gichigi
Oxfam and partners, Concern Worldwide, Kenya Red Cross, Nairobi County Government through the Start Network funded intervention; Urban Early Warning Early Action (UEWEA), is working to develop early warning systems and early action responses to crises that affect the poor people living in urban...
Elizabeth Wayua,31, a domestic worker feeds the baby of her employer in Pipeline, Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya. 2016. Photo Credit/Allan Gichigi
Food insecurity in the urban areas is becoming serious and requires urgent intervention before it becomes disastrous. Urban areas, especially the slums have high populations. In Nairobi alone, over 60% of the city’s population (5% of Kenya’s total population) lives in the slums - About...
Goats drinking water from a borehole. Photo Credit: Benson Guantai
Turkana district’s food security situation is unstable, deteriorates rapidly in face of covariant shocks such as droughts. The livestock is the most critical components for sustainable livelihoods and food security directly or indirectly. However, livestock off-take rates remain incredibly...
Jane Grace, 48, mother of three, who also looks after an orphaned nephew, stands in the doorway of her home in the Lunga Lunga area of the Mukuru informal settlement. Photo Credit: Sam Tarling
In Kenya, a combination of factors led to the food crisis of 2008–9, which put around 9.5 million people at risk of starvation. About 4.1 million of those affected were living in informal settlements (slums) in the capital, Nairobi...
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