Kenya Country Strategy 2013-2017

About this Operation

Operation Documents

Resource Situation

The country programme supports the Government at both the national and county levels in developing long-term hunger solutions in alignment with the Government’s Vision 2030 plan and the 2014–2018 United Nations Development Assistance Framework. WFP will transfer capacities for improved preparedness and response to county governments to address short-term and long-term hunger. WFP will prioritize capacity development of the Government to manage and extend the Government’s Home-Grown School Meals Programme to the arid areas. WFP will provide nutritionally enhanced school meals in arid areas where national capacities remain limited, enrolment and attendance disparities are greatest and food insecurity and malnutrition are highest. WFP will provide cash transfers for schools transitioning to national ownership, in line with the Government’s cash-transfer system. Building on the Purchase for Progress pilot, WFP will help smallholder farmers to acquire and benefit from market opportunities; under Scaling Up Nutrition, it will support the Government in rolling out the National Nutrition Action Plan, and will enhance the nutrition sensitivity of other activities. 



Kenya is experiencing one of the worst droughts in recent years. Northern Kenya is particularly affected and the government has declared the drought in this region a national disaster. The poor March to May 2011 long rains, coming successively after the failed October to December 2010, have greatly undermined the food security situation in the country....