Food

COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY LOCUST INVASION TO BE FUNDED BY WORLD BANK

The government has finalized plans to support communities in 15 counties that were affected by locust infestation. The County Executive Committee for Agriculture, Pastoral Economy and Fisheries, George Emoru has assured the Community Driven Development Committees (CDDCs) from the 10 Wards of the release of Sh36 million, the first phase, which is meant to reinstate …

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MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN KENYA, ETHIOPIA, SOMALIA FACE SEVERE HUNGER

The World Food Programme (WFP) has estimated that about 13 million people in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia are facing severe hunger during the first quarter of this year due to drought. WFP’s Eastern Africa Regional Director Michael Dunford on Tuesday said the situation is as a result of three consecutive failed rainy seasons which have …

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HOPE FOR FARMERS FROM LUGARI AS THEY LAND A DEAL WITH WORLD FOOD PROGRAM

Maize farmers from Lugari sub-county are a happy lot landing a market for their produce. The World Food Programme (WFP) started buying maize from the farmers on Tuesday at Sh3, 000 per 90 kilograms bag. According to Majengo farmers’ Cooperative Society chairperson Alice Adage, So far, WFP has bought 2, 200 bags of maize that …

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OVER 200, 000 STARVING LOCALS RECEIVE RELIEF FOOD

Hope came knocking for an estimated 200,000 locals facing starvation due to drought that has continued to ravage families and their livestock. This is after the county government started distributing some 10,000 bags of dry food to the hunger-stricken families. According to Daniel Lesaigor, the county’s special programs chief officer, a total of 30,000 households …

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