Food security, in this case, is defined as “ a situation in which all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food which meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life” (Kenya Food Security Steering Group, 2008)
Many Kenyans face severe food shortages, resulting in widespread hunger and malnutrition. This is caused by high costs of staple food, low food production due to high costs of fertilizers and other inputs, as well as unstable weather patterns. A lot of households in Kenya today live on food relief.
USTADI is working in food security and nutrition by creating and running programs that contribute to national and regional efforts reducing hunger and malnutrition in many parts of this country.