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14 Jan 2019 description

Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes likely to be widespread due to below-average short rains season

KEY MESSAGES

21 Dec 2018 description

Will an El Nino take place?

Current forecasts of Eastern Pacific sea surface temperatures (SST) and expert judgement point to a significant likelihood of an El Nino materializing: currently this stands at over 90% chance of it happening by early 2019.

How long is it likely to last and how intense is it likely to get?

07 Dec 2018 description

NAIROBI – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is contributing US$14.3 million (1.4 billion Kenyan shillings) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide food assistance to more than 400,000 refugees living in northern Kenya.

With this contribution, WFP will provide direct cash transfers to refugees in Dadaab and Kakuma camps and in Kalobeyei settlement through February 2019.

22 Nov 2018 description
infographic World Food Programme

For too long, farmers in Africa have been subject to a range of barriers preventing them from transitioning to commercial farming.
Removal of these barriers has been piecemeal, focusing on solving a particular problem rather than improving the entire value chain.

Farm to Market Alliance (FtMA) takes a demandled approach in servicing smallholder farmers and the surrounding ecosystem. We want farmers to become agents of change; in their own lives, in their local and national markets, and in the world at large.

22 Nov 2018 description

Farm to Market Alliance’s mission is to create a thriving and sustainable agricultural sector that empowers farmers, forges strong markets and improves global food security. FtMA takes a demand-led approach in servicing smallholder farmers and the surrounding ecosystem. FtMA’s holistic value chain solution - PATH - supports African farming families to transition to commercial agriculture through four integrated strategic pathways. In Kenya, FtMA has been active since July 2017, delivering a full set of services across the PATH solution.

06 Nov 2018 description
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06 Nov 2018 description
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01 Nov 2018 description

In Numbers

4,505 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 1.6 m cash-based transfers made

US$17 m six months (October 2018–March 2019) net funding requirements

265 800 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

01 Nov 2018 description

In Numbers

6,033 mt of food assistance distributed US$ 1.6 m cash-based transfers made US$ 34.4 m six months (September 2018 – February 2019) net funding requirements 0.4 m people assisted in August 2018

Operational Updates

02 Oct 2018 description

ISIOLO, Kenya – The Government of Kenya formally took over today from the United Nations World Food Programme responsibility for providing lunches to 1.6 million school children in arid and semi-arid areas of the country.

Since the 1980s, school meals in Kenya have been the joint responsibility of WFP and the Ministry of Education.

28 Sep 2018 description

Food security improvements driven by above-average long rains and low staple food prices

KEY MESSAGES