Rapid Country Assessment: Kenya

Rapid Country Assessment: Kenya

COVID-19 measures, such as mobility restrictions and social-distancing, create major food system challenges in Kenya that affect food security. A study by Wageningen University & Research and partners revealed this deep immediate impact.

This rapid country assessment was set out to synthesise available secondary data in relation to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and prioritise short-term challenges and actions required in Kenya.


This work is part of a collaborative effort between the Community of Practice (CoP) on Knowledge in relation to the COVID-19 crisis in low- and middle-income countries - an initiative of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Food Partnership (NFP) and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) - and related CoPs to support joint Dutch responses to the COVID-19 crisis.

The rapid country assessment in Kenya was written by Emma Termeer (Wageningen Economic Research), Leah Mwaura (SNV Netherlands Development Organisation), Joost Guijt and Nina de Roo (Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation).

The assessment involved representatives of the organisations, who provided secondary data, participated in the expert panel and reviewed draft versions of this document:

  • Agriterra (Hillary Maket)
  • Base of the Pyramic/BoP (Janet Macharia)
  • Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition/GAIN (Navneet Mittal)
  • HIVOS (Henry Wera; Anne Majani)
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (Joshua Oluyali)
  • Sidai Africa Limited (Christie Peacock)
  • SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (Jeen Kootstra, John Masine)
  • Society of Crop Agribusiness Advisors of Kenya (Rikki Agudah)
  • Sustainable Inclusive Business Kenya (Ebenezer Alenga)