Improving food access for the urban poor in Kenya

Nairobi residents spend over half of their daily income on buying food with more than 80% of low-income houses lacking access to enough nutritious food. Helping these communities understand their basic right to food can amplify their voice and influence policy makers, an issue being addressed by The Right to Food Project in Kenya.

Key recommendations already put in place through this initiative include

  • addressing taxation on food staples, to lower food prices for the urban poor and
  • ensuring agricultural extension officers reach low-income communities to support urban farmers growing their own food.

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