On 10th October, 2016 Tegemeo Institute in partnership with Eastern Africa Grain Council, hosted a breakfast meeting at Panafric Hotel, Kenya. The meeting brought in key stakeholders in the grain value chain and national and county government officers. The Tegemeo Institute shared their findings on the on the competition of key food staples in Kenya: Production costs and Pricing.
Kenya remains largely a net importer of key food staples namely maize, wheat and rice. On average, the country imports over 50% percent of its demand for rice and wheat and 7-10 percent of maize. This is despite favorable conditions for production thus implying an unexploited potential and/or lack of sufficient policy support for increased production.