Annals of Medicine Research and Public Health (ISSN: 2995-5955) | Volume 1, Issue 2 | Letter to Editor | Open Access DOI

Food Security in Kenya During Covid-19: The Before, During, and After

Godwin C Lang’at*

Calvin R Wei1 and Godwin C Lang’at2*

1Department of Research and Development, Shing Huei Group, Taipei, Taiwan

2Department of Public and Global Health, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

*Correspondence to: Godwin C Lang’at 

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Kenya, like the rest of the world, faced significant challenges in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. Measures were enacted to curb the transmission of the virus while resulting in macroeconomic impacts such as food security and nutrition. In the pre-pandemic era, a significant proportion of the Kenyan population was food insecure, with Covid-19 further aggravating this situation. Factors such as climate change, food price volatility, and crop pests contributed to food insecurity before the pandemic, and losses of income and supply chain disruptions made it worse during Covid-19. Since the lifting of all restrictions in 2022, the government has taken measures like fertilizer subsidies to boost food production and reduce undernutrition.


Food Security; Global Hunger Index; Food Prices; Undernourishment; Inflation


Calvin R Wei, Godwin C Lang’at. Food Security in Kenya During Covid-19: The Before, During, and After. 2023;1(2):1-5.