Kenya: Population growth piles pressure on food demand

The growing urban Kenya population is expected to trigger high consumption of high value food products particularly meat, milk and eggs.

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) representative in Kenya Gabriel Rugalema told People Daily that consumption of milk and meat is likely to increase by 170 per cent by 2050.

“The country will have to invest adequate resources in the livestock sub sector to enable production of high value food products to feed the growing population,” said Rugalema.

At a time when the country is facing shortage of food commodities, Rugalema warned that the country will be faced with unprecedented growth in the demand for food in the next 30 to 40 years. Currently the country is grappling with high shortage of maize, sugar and milk leading to skyrocketing prices.

Tom Fassbender


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