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18 Apr 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By ROBERT SHAW

There is a bigger national food crunch than was projected or anticipated due to drought and the armyworm invasion.

This is already being reflected in the upward surge of prices of many basic foods.

In turn it is going to force us to take a longer and harder look at our overall food sufficiency situation and how potentially vulnerable we are.

It is important to emphasize the holistic nature of the food crunch.

09 Apr 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By PHILIP BWAYO

By BARNABAS BII

Uncertainty looms among maize farmers in the North Rift region following infestation of army worms leading to increased cost of production and anticipated low yield this season.

The army worms have destroyed hundreds of acres of maize crops in the country’s food basket, with most farmers complaining of incurring huge costs to contain them.