Early Impacts of COVID-19 on Household Incomes and Food Consumption – The Kenyan CaseDOWNLOAD FILE
October 1, 2021 - Author: John Olwande,Timothy Njagi, Miltone Ayieko, Mywish K. Maredia, and David Tschirley
- 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.