In 2008, an estimated 1.3 million people in rural areas and 3.5 – 4 million in urban areas were food insecure. An estimated 150,000 persons residing predominantly in high-potential areas of the Rift Valley province were extremely food insecure following the post-election crisis (FEWS NET 2009). Approximately 100,000 more children have become malnourished as a result of the food crisis (Save the Children 2009).

Agricultural Production
Agricultural Production2007200820092010
Rice Production
FAO 2013
47,256 MT21,881 MT42,202 MT85,536 MT
Wheat Production
FAO 2012
322,320 MT336,688 MT219,301 MT511,994 MT
Maize Production
FAO 2012
2,928,790 MT2,367,240 MT2,439,000 MT3,464,540 MT
Soybean Production
FAO 2013
2,100 MT2,100 MT MT1,540 MT
Agricultural Exports
Agricultural Exports2006200720082009
Rice Exports
FAO 2013
777.00 MT597.00 MT1,185 MT2,283 MT
Wheat Exports
FAO 2012
2,586 MT2,257 MT2,073 MT2,597 MT
Maize Exports
FAO 2013
16,578 MT48,328 MT20,947 MT5,891 MT
Soybean Exports
FAO 2012
6,315 MT4,221 MT1,594 MT1,500 MT
Agricultural Imports
Agricultural Imports2005200620072008
Rice Imports
FAO 2013
228,042 MT259,140 MT259,077 MT264,846 MT
Wheat Imports
FAO 2012
621,839 MT650,445 MT668,126 MT538,500 MT
Maize Imports
FAO 2010
94,000 MT147,000 MT113,768 MT243,656 MT
Soybean Imports
FAO 2013
5,147 MT8,261 MT45,209 MT8,481 MT