FAO in Kenya

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02 February 2017
Nairobi - Kenya’s 30 year National Spatial Plan (2015) has officially been launched – setting off a series of policies and strategies that will guide the country’s spatial planning.  The plan aims to achieve efficient, productive and sustainable use of land as advocated in Kenya’s Constitution (2010) and the National...
23 January 2017
The FAO/WHO Codex Regional Coordinating Committee for Africa (CCAFRICA) held its 22nd Session in Nairobi from 16 to 20 January 2017 to discuss food safety and food control issues as well as the emerging needs and challenges the region and its countries are facing. Among them is the pivotal role...
20 January 2017
In the recent past, inadequate livestock and animal health policies as well as the low capacity of governments to formulate and implement better policies have received much attention from development partners in Africa.  Inadequate policies and institutional frameworks have been identified as major constraints to improved animal industries. Ordinarily, livestock...
17 January 2017
New drought across swathes of southern Ethiopia may jeopardize the East African nation's restoration of food security after the worst agricultural seasons in decades unless urgent efforts are made to shore up vulnerable households in rural areas, FAO warned today. While an impressive government-led humanitarian effort has sharply reduced the number...
16 January 2017
About 12 million people across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are facing food and livelihoods insecurity, as farming families struggle with the knock-on effects of multiple droughts. Failed rains, rising debt, poor terms of trade for livestock owners, and low milk and meat production are affecting livestock holding households, while agropastoralists...