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dc.contributor.authorKimiywe, J.
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-09T09:25:16Z
dc.date.available2016-02-09T09:25:16Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationProceedings of the Nutrition Society (2015), 74, 487–495en_US
dc.identifier.issn0029-6651
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/14129
dc.descriptionA paper presented at the Africa Nutritional Epidemiology Conference (ANEC VI) on ‘Food and nutrition security in Africa: new challenges and opportunities for sustainability' held at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Accra on 20–25 July 2014en_US
dc.description.abstractPresently, close to 1 billion people suffer from hunger and food insecurity. Statistics in Kenya indicates that over 10 million people suffer from chronic food insecurity and poor nutrition, 2–4 million people require emergency food assistance at any given time with nearly 30 % of Kenya’s children being undernourished, 35 % stunted while micro-nutrient deficiency is wide spread. Key among the challenges contributing to inadequate foods include lack of certified seeds, seasonal production (rain-fed), high post-harvest losses and wastages, poor transportation, low value additions which reduce their market competitiveness. The present paper examines some of the underlying causes for high food wastage experience in Kenya and the associated challenges in addressing these problems. The paper also provides an overview of some of the basic solutions that have been recommended by various stakeholders. However, in spite of the recent efforts made to mitigate food wastage, there is still an urgent need to address these gaps through participatory, innovative community based interventions that will create resilience to climate change and enhance livelihoods of smallholder farmers in diverse ecosystems.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherNutrition Societyen_US
dc.subjectFood and nutrition securityen_US
dc.subjectPost-harvest handlingen_US
dc.subjectFood loss and wastageen_US
dc.titleFood and nutrition security: challenges of post-harvest handling in Kenyaen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US


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