Early Impacts of COVID-19 on Household Incomes and Food Consumption – The Kenyan Case


October 1, 2021 - John Olwande,Timothy Njagi, Miltone Ayieko, Mywish K. Maredia, and David Tschirley

Key Facts

  • Rural and urban areas experienced similar, significant declines in reported incomes of households following the onset of the  COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Majority of households in both areas also experienced reduction in the amount of food they consumed and in the quality of their diet.
  • There is need to expand social safety net programs to support affected households in both rural and urban areas.
  • It is important to prioritize mass vaccination of the population.


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