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Kenya can attain food security - 12 months ago, 17 Apr 14:39

Lewis Giles

The last one year has been a tumultuous time for Kenyan agriculture. A prolonged drought, armyworm invasion, presidential elections and a food subsidy programme to ensure Kenyans do not go hungry. Kenya tackled these challenges head-on and weathered the volatility, having learnt a number of lessons.

The task of providing affordable food for more than 48 million Kenyans should not be underrated. It was arguably the single largest food import programme in recent Kenyan history, if not ever. This mission required the collaboration of all actors along the international

and Kenyan food supply chain. Of course, with an operation of this scale, there were challenges and hiccups. Initially, there were reports of inadequate supply of subsidised flour to some of the more remote locations and on some supermarket shelves. The port of Mombasa strained under the extra Read More


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