Leveraging the New Bottom-Up Economic Plan for Food System Transformation in Kenya

The new Kenyan government faces a complex domestic and global environment. Rapid population growth and urbanization with limited structural transformation present major challenges to Kenya’s ability to achieve food security for all and become a higher-middle-income country in the medium term.  If recent economic trends are any indication, the country risks not having enough jobs to support the projected increase in the labor force. Another key consideration for the Kenyan government is how to feed the country’s rapidly growing population in an increasingly volatile global environment complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war.