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Research: Kenya Produces Enough Maize for Humans, But Not Livestock

Maize remains a key staple food for the Kenyan population providing about 65 per cent of staple calorie intake.

According to a study done by Egerton University’s Tegemeo Institute, an agricultural research organisation, majority of the population, both rural and urban, and across income groups consider maize and maize meal as the important items in their household food basket.

The research findings released this week notes that Kenya produces enough maize to feed the population based on estimated per capita consumption but when other uses like seed, feeds manufacturing are considered the supply falls short of demand.

Stan Hua

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