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  • 1. By Gloria Otieno Tuesday, April 19, 2011
  • 2. Presentation Outline Tuesday, April 19, 2011
  • 3. Kenya Context Food Security Situation
    • Poverty in Kenya currently stands 46%
    • Over 10 million Kenyans are facing food poverty – (cannot meet 50% of daily food requirements).
    • Currently 0ver 4.5 million Kenyans are in need of food aid partly due to
        • drought especially in the ASALs and
        • high food prices ( 100-130% above normal) especially in the urban areas.
    • output of Maize fell from a surplus of 9million bags in 2006 to a deficit of 15 million bags on 2009
    • Deficit therefore requires imports from the region
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011
  • 4. The Kenyan Context: Trade
    • Kenya ascribes to two main Regional Trade Agreements
      • COMESA – Customs Union ( 19 Countries in ESA)
      • EAC – Customs Union – UG, TZ, Rwanda, Burundi
    • Exports to the Region consist of Consumer goods & Petroleum Products
    • Main trading partner is Uganda 15.6%, and Tanzania- 7.7% and Rwanda 3.3%).
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011
  • 5. Kenyan Context contd’
    • Imports are mainly from Tanzania and Uganda and consist of Grains – maize, beans and finger millet, as well as fruits and vegetables
    • Most trade is informal through porous borders and mainly carried out by small scale producers and traders in small but significant quantities.
    • Livelihoods in most rural areas therefore depend on agriculture, livestock production or small scale trade
      • Impacts on incomes and food security.
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011
  • 6. Objectives and TORs Tuesday, April 19, 2011
  • 7. Specific Objectives …1
      • To collect information on and analyse
      • The recent trends in regional trade in agriculture in the EAC, and
      • Linkages btn, trade, food security and rural livelihoods in Kenya;
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011
  • 8. Specific Objectives..(2)
      • Determine the magnitude and composition of formal and informal Agricultural trade and implications on food security and rural livelihoods in Kenya
      • Implications food prices
      • Implications on volumes
      • Implications on Rural Livelihoods
        • Incomes, employment and poverty
        • categorization – pastoralists, farmers, urban poor and ASALs
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011
  • 9. Specific Objectives..(3)
      • Examining policy implications
      • Roles of different actors/stakeholders
      • National policies related to agriculture , trade and food security
      • Development of a framework to leverage regional trade in agriculture to improve food security and rural livelihoods in Kenya
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011
  • 10. Research Plan
    • Phase I
      • Desk review of existing literature, secondary data on trends on trade, food security and livelihoods in Kenya
    • Phase II
      • Determining Linkages between and Implications of Trade, food security and rural livelihoods in Kenya
    • Phase III -Analysis of policy implications, roles of stakeholders and synergies
      • Various Initiatives on food security/aid
      • Various stakeholders, institutions and key players
      • National Policy framework
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011
  • 11. Data Sources/Types..1
    • Secondary data from Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Agriculture International Statistical Sources.
    • Primary data collection Key informant survey- stakeholders, institutions, key government agencies
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011
  • 12. Expected Outputs
    • Preliminary report based on phase I of the research (desk review)
    • Draft report based on Phase I and II after data collection and synthesis
    • Final Report to be presented at a national consultation/stakeholder’s forum
    • Policy brief based on the research findings
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011
  • 13. Tuesday, April 19, 2011