FARE 1300 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Food Security, Sugarcane, Daily Nation

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Kenya is a republic, developing country located in east africa with a population of 43,013,341(july 2012 est. ) in a 580,367 sq. km geographical area (49th place in comparison to the world). Kenya"s climate is normally tropical with frequent drought and floods during rainy months. The official languages are english and kiswahili along with multiple other indigenous languages. Kenya"s population is made of many different ethnic groups such as kikuyu (22%), luhya (14%), and luo (13%). The most dominant religions practiced are christian (82. 5%) and muslim (11. 1%). Kenya has experienced many difficult issues such as high unemployment rates, low gdp (ppp), currency depreciation, and many other economic downfalls. i. Kenya, with a poverty rate of 45. 5% is one of the most suffering countries in the world. ii. The level of poverty in kenya is very severe. This unit is derived from multiplying the intensity of deprivation (48. 0) by the percentage of population in multidimensional poverty (47. 8).

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