How market-based agriculture affects homes’ food security

by Emmanuel Atamba

Photo: Kenyan farmers sorting maize [courtesy The Standard]

Small-scale farmers contribute about 70 per cent to the national food basket, yet the average maize farmer in Kenya is a net buyer – able to grow enough to supply themselves for seven to nine months in a year, and the rest of the time they must buy from the market. However, the market system is not well developed in rural Kenya.

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