FAO in Kenya

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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...
16 December 2016
The poor performance of the ongoing short rains in parts of Kenya has led to a significant risk of drought conditions in 2017, threatening the food security of some of the country’s most vulnerable people. The delayed onset and erratic nature of the current rains means critical pasture and water resources...
03 December 2016
Over 100 international agriculture and food experts, including from 27 African countries gathered in Nairobi to discuss ways to boost agricultural mechanization for the benefit of smallholder farmers in the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region. Farm mechanization has huge potential for increasing agricultural production and transforming rural families’ livelihoods by reducing...