Keny Food Secure Or Insecure?

1737 WordsApr 27, 20157 Pages
Kenya: Food Secure or Insecure? Kenya has an extremely diverse nature to it. On one hand, Kenya has an unemployment rate of 40 percent and 43 percent of the people living in Kenya are impoverished, and on the other hand Kenya has a plateau region that is very fertile and the people in Kenya grow a variety of agriculture products, such as beef, eggs, poultry, coffee, tea, corn, wheat, and sugarcane. Even though Kenya has some fertile land, they have been experiencing a severe drought that continues to devastate the economy and when it does rain, there is frequent flooding due to the location of the country. For all of these reasons and many more, Kenya is vastly different, but at the same time quite similar to the United States in not only agriculture but also health issues. Currently Kenya’s population is a little over 45 million people (The World Factbook). This number continues to grow at a rate of about 2.11 percent per year (The World Factbook). The average age of people living in Kenya is 19 years of age (The World Factbook). Life expectancy in this country is about 64 years of age (The World Factbook). The average number of children per woman is almost 4 (The World Factbook). Many children in Kenya only go to school for about 11 years, which would be almost equivalent to a high school education in America (The World Factbook). The birth rate in Kenya is about 28 births per 1,000 population and the death rate is 7 deaths per 1,000 population (The World Factbook).
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