State should in­vest in agri­cul­ture to curb star­va­tion

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

The govern­ment needs to in­vest more in agri­cul­ture to curb star­va­tion and hunger. As re­ported by the Star yes­ter­day, 1.3 mil­lion Kenyans face star­va­tion and are in dire need of re­lief food. The coun­ties af­fected in­clude Kil­ifi, Kwale, Tana River, Taita Taveta, Garissa, Wa­jir, Man­dera, Isi­olo, Marsabit, Ki­tui and Sam­buru. Ir­ri­ga­tion should be sup­ported in th­ese and other arid and semi-arid re­gions, where com­mu­ni­ties de­pend on pas­toral­ism. If food se­cu­rity is at­tained, other de­vel­op­ment pro­grammes will be eas­ily achieved.


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