National food security improves in the month of June, government says

Kenya’s food security has improved across the country in the month of June compared to other months, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development has said.

According to the Food and Nutrition Security report released by the Ministry, the improvement was as a result of various reasons including the availability of food staples in local markets thus increasing accessibility.

“During the month, all the counties reported harvesting of beans, except in the higher altitude counties where the beans are at maturing stages but being consumed green. Wheat, Cowpeas, Green grams and Irish potatoes were also being harvested, with most counties reporting increased supplies and lower prices of these commodities. Moreover, many counties reported higher availability of most vegetables,” it read.

The report noted that the prices of food staples such as maize and beans still remained high, compared to long term averages, while prices of other crops such as Irish potatoes, rice, sorghum and vegetables declined.

The country is however still dependent on imported stocks to meet the shortage of local supplies owing to the poor performance of crops in 2021 and 2022.

“In June 2023, the total maize imports were 386,864 (90kg bags) compared to May volume of 329,530 (90kg bags). All the imports were from the East Africa Community countries, mostly Tanzania (which started their maize harvest in May 2023),” read the report.

Imports during the months of May and June 2023 were low compared to imports during the same period in 2022. This, the Kenya Grain Millers Association, attributes to the “general tight global market (low supplies), coupled with reduced local demand, which is attributed to low consumer purchasing power.

Despite a duty-free import window given by the government for maize outside EAC and COMESA between April to August 2023, very little has reportedly been imported.

“It is further noted that although the government gave a duty-free import window for maize outside EAC and COMESA between April to August 2023, very little has been imported by the legible millers and traders as they report inadequate global supplies, higher freight and insurance costs as well as the shortage of the dollar. The imported maize arriving at Mombasa is slightly more expensive compared to local supplies,” the Ministry indicated.

The average wholesale price of a 90 kg bag of maize during the month of June stood at Sh6, 610 compared to Sh6, 436 in May and compared to Sh6, 054 in April.

The average retail price of 1 Kg packet of Unga ranged from Sh88-117 compared to Sh87.5-101 in May .

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