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The Drought and Food Crisis in the Horn of Africa : Impacts and Proposed Policy Responses for Kenya

AGRICULTURAL POLICY AGRICULTURE ARID AREAS ARID LANDS AVERAGE PRICE AVERAGE PRICES BEER BREAD CASH TRANSFER CASH TRANSFER PROGRAMS CASH TRANSFERS CASSAVA CEREALS CLIMATE CHANGE DROUGHT DROUGHT AREAS ECONOMIC DOWNTURN ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC SHOCKS EMERGENCY FOOD EMERGENCY RELIEF EXPENDITURE EXPENDITURES EXTERNAL SHOCKS FAIR FAMINE FARM PRODUCTS FARMERS FEED FINANCIAL CRISES FOOD AID FOOD CONSUMERS FOOD CRISIS FOOD DEFICIT FOOD GRAINS FOOD IMPORTS FOOD INSECURE HOUSEHOLDS FOOD INSECURITY FOOD POLICY FOOD PRICE FOOD PRICES FOOD PRODUCER FOOD SECURITY FOOD SUBSIDY FORMAL CREDIT GRAIN PRICES GRAIN RESERVES HAZARD HOUSEHOLD BUDGET HOUSEHOLD INCOME HOUSEHOLD WELFARE HOUSEHOLDS WITH LIVESTOCK HUMAN CAPITAL HUMANITARIAN CRISIS HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE HUNGER IMPACT OF SHOCKS INCOME INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT INSURANCE LAND TENURE LANDLESS LIVELIHOODS LIVESTOCK OWNERSHIP LIVESTOCK SALES LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE MAIZE MAIZE DEFICIT MAIZE IMPORTS MAIZE MARKET MAIZE POLICY MAIZE PRICES MAIZE SUPPLY MARKET DEVELOPMENT MARKET PRICES MILLERS POOR POOR HOUSEHOLDS POOR PAY POOR PEOPLE POOR RURAL HOUSEHOLDS POVERTY GAP POVERTY IMPACT POVERTY LINE POVERTY RATES POVERTY TRAPS PRICE CHANGES PRICE FLOOR PRICE INCREASES PRICE POLICY PRICE RISK PRICE STABILITY PRICE TRENDS PRODUCE FOOD PRODUCER PRICE PRODUCER PRICES RAINY SEASON REBATES RICE RISK AVERSION RISK MANAGEMENT RURAL RURAL POOR SAFETY NET SAFETY NET PROGRAMS SAFETY NETS SALES SCHOOL ENROLLMENT SCHOOL FEEDING SECOND ROUND EFFECTS SHOCK SOCIAL INSURANCE STAPLE FOODS STOCKS SUPPORT TO BENEFICIARIES SURPLUS VULNERABLE CHILDREN VULNERABLE HOUSEHOLDS VULNERABLE MEMBERS VULNERABLE PEOPLE WAREHOUSE WEATHER SHOCKS WFP WHEAT WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME WORLD MARKET
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Washington, DC
Africa | Kenya
2017-06-14T22:20:00Z | 2017-06-14T22:20:00Z | 2011-09

This policy note provides an assessment of some of the impacts and proposed policy responses to problems related to the drought, including the rise in food prices. To address immediate needs, the humanitarian response to the drought is being managed by the Government of Kenya and a number of international organizations including the World Food Program (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Recognizing that response needs are currently recognizing that response needs are currently being addressed, this note focuses on policy changes that can address long term vulnerabilities related to the drought.

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