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14 May 2018 - 18 May 2018
19 Feb 2018 - 28 Jan 2018
East & Central Africa - Kenya
04 Dec 2017 - 12 Dec 2017


Implementation process

The IPC was introduced in Kenya in 2007 to lead the analysis based on the Kenya Food Security Steering Group (KFSSG) food security assessment done twice a year - for the Long rains (July/Aug) and the Short rains (Jan/Feb). The Version 2.0 has been introduced at the end of 2011.

The IPC contribution to decision making

The IPC is fully institutionalized within the government and has become the main basis for decision making on food security and nutrition interventions.
The IPC classification enables prioritization of food security interventions by sector at district and national level by the Government, donors, UN and NGOs.

For example in 2011 the government declared a disaster due to the drought, ministry of Livestock provided funds for livestock off-take and ministry of agriculture provided funds for drought tolerant seeds. All schools in the affected area were exempted from fees payment for that period.

The Partnership and role of Government

The IPC process in Kenya is hosted within the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA- formerly the Arid Lands Resource Management Programme).
KFSSG plays the role of the TWG with approximately 25 members drawn from UN agencies (FAO, WFP, UNICEF, OCHA, IOM), Government Ministries, NGOs (World Vision, Oxfam, ACF, Care K), and occasional participation from members from Universities (Tegemeo Institute of Egerton University), the National
Disaster, Operation Center, the Crisis Response Center, Red Cross etc.

In additionto these, Fewsnet and the field staff from the different Ministries play an active role in the IPC process. The national TWG continues working towards

  • Improving the precision of the acute analysis, uniformity and rigor of data collection and to fully roll-out all the IPC V 2.0 at national and subnational levels (district).
  • Assessment in high rainfall areas for a myriad of commodities is ongoing and needs to be factored in the IPC as well.
  • The chronic food insecurity situation is an area that is still a major challenge. KFSSG will in the near future be working on the chronic food insecurity assessments methodology as provided for in the IPC 2.0, and a pilot will be led in January/February 2013 in cooperation with the GSU.
  • Leading the IPC analysis in urban areas.

IPC Maps

Jan 2018 - Apr 2018
Arid and Semi-Arid Areas
Jan 2017 - Jul 2017
IPC Acute Food Insecurity situation extracted from the Kenya 2016 short rains assessment
IPC Acute Food Insecurity situation extracted from the Kenya 2016 short rains assessment
East & Central Africa - Kenya

Latest Resources

Publications (Reports)
Feb 2016 - Food and Nutrition Analysis and Food and Nutrition Analysis
East & Central Africa - Kenya
Publications (Reports)
Sep 2015 - by Kenya Food Security Steering Group
East & Central Africa - Kenya
Publications (IPC Analysis)
Mar 2015 - February 2015
East & Central Africa - Kenya
Food Security ClustersFEWS NETFAOThe Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS)CARE InternationalACF
The World Food Programme (WFP)unicefSICASave the ChildrenOxfamThe Joint research Center (JRC) of the European CommissionIGAD