Kenya

Link NCA Nutrition Causal Analysis Agro-pastoral and Mixed Farming Livelihood Zones, West Pokot County, Kenya (March – July 2015)

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This Link NCA study was carried out in West Pokot County, in western Kenya. A demographic health survey conducted in 2014 found that 45.9% of children under 5 years old suffered from stunting, which was one of the highest rates in the country. The main objective of the NCA was to identify the possible causes of child under nutrition and in particular stunting among children age 0-59 months. The results of the data collection determined that some of the major risk factors for undernutrition in the region were linked to the high prevalence of childhood illnesses, poor access to safe water, poor hygienic practices, inadequate dietary diversity, intake and meal frequency all coupled with a myriad of vulnerabilities which over time develops chronic food insecurity.