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"Some 11.2 million people in Kenya are malnourished. Approximately 71 percent of the population depends on agricultural livelihoods. In recent years, frequent and severe shocks to production systems, including floods and droughts, have had serious impacts on semi-nomadic areas. Negative effects have been further aggravated by outbreaks of animal diseases such as Rift Valley fever and peste des petits ruminants. Post-election violence in 2008 forced hundreds of thousands of farmers and pastoralists to abandon their homes, fields and production assets in the Rift Valley province. This area is the grain basket of Kenya, producing 70 percent of the staple maize crop. It is also one of the main milk producing areas of the country."

Source: FAO Country Profiles: Kenya