Livestock Deaths

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WFP: Drought, fertiliser prices, & armyworm drop Kenya’s agri production 

According to a World Food Programme report on Kenya’s food security outlook; drought, rising fertiliser prices, and armyworm attacks have led to a steep drop in agricultural production. Across marginal agricultural areas, the below-average and poorly distributed long rains resulted in below-average planted acreage and moisture stress. Crop failure was observed in Taita Taveta, Makueni, …

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Sh18M grant enables Garissa farmer establish thriving grass business

Through a Sh18 million grant from the Feed the Future Kenya Livestock Market Systems Activity, Dahir Haret, a farmer in arid Garissa County, has been able to diversify his income from livestock rearing to cultivating 40 acres of Boma Rhodes, Cenchrus Ciliaris, and Brachiaria grasses as well as 10 acres of fruit trees. Chipping in …

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Horn of Africa facing the worst drought in 41 years

By George Munene According to Ireland’s aid and humanitarian agency Concern Worldwide, the Horn of Africa is facing its worst drought since 1981.  This has left over 13 million people in Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia facing severe hunger and water shortages. Of this, up to 5.5 million children are acutely malnourished and face the prospect …

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