Nutrition in Kenya
Article 53 (c) of the Kenya constitution stipulates that every child has a right to basic nutrition. Furthermore, several policies on food security and nutrition have been drafted and adopted, such as: Food and Nutrition Policy (FNSP) 2011, Kenya Nutrition Action Plan 2018 – 2022, National Food and Nutrition Security Policy Implementation Framework 2017-2022.
The outputs of the NIPFN project are critical both at a global and national level. Globally, the project is contributing to the Sustainable Developmental Goal (SDG) number two; Zero Hunger. Accordingly, by 2030, the United Nations envisions a world in which, every nation develops resilient food systems leading to food security, improved nutrition, and sustainable agriculture.
Similarly, Kenya’s Medium-Term Plan, the ‘Big 4 Agenda’, states the Government’s commitment to reduce malnutrition by 27% among children under five years of age and a 50% reduction in the number of food insecure Kenyans. Additionally, the Constitution in Article 43 (c) stipulates that every person has the right to be free from hunger, and to have adequate food of acceptable quality.