Kenya - Per Capita Food Consumption

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  • Per Capita Food Consumption, 2017 and 2018.xlsxXLSX (9.8K)
    Updated: 2 May 2019

    During the review period, an individual consumed, on average, 69.5 kilograms of maize and its products. Consumption of wheat and products increased by 5.6 per cent from 39.1 kilograms per person in 2017 to 41.3 kilograms per person in 2018. Similarly, 29.9 kilograms of potatoes were consumed in 2018, an increment of 13.3 per cent from 26.4 kilograms recorded in 2017. Consumption of tomatoes and products; and vegetables and other products increased by 41.7 per cent and 38.1 per cent, respectively, during the review period. Bovine meat and milk consumed also registered increases of 11.1 per cent and 4.4 per cent to 14.0 kilograms and 93.3 kilograms, respectively, in 2018. 7.35. The average consumption of rice and its products reduced by 9.3 per cent from 22.7 in 2017 to 20.6 in 2018. Millet, cassava and sweet potatoes consumed per person also registered declines of 16.7, 14.3 and 18.9 per cent in the review period.

Source Kenya National Bureau of statistics
Date of Dataset April 25, 2019-April 25, 2019
Updated 2 May 2019
Expected Update Frequency Never

The methodologies and approaches described in these guidelines represent the latest innovations in both the imputation of missing data and the balancing of food commodity accounts. The goal of these guidelines is to provide countries with the methodological framework and tools to compile high-quality FBS for crop and livestock products. However, the guidelines do not factor the compilation of the fishery component. Therefore, this will still be compiled using the old tool and then the generated FBS results extracted and put in the Shiny Tool. In 2017, the new Guidelines on the approach to be used for compiling Supply and Utilization Account (SUA)/FBS were proposed to countries, including new features which aim at improving how imputation of missing SUA basic data is done and identifying how each commodity is balanced. To this end, a new FBS compilation tool (Shiny Tool) was developed and customized specifically for Kenya. The Bureau therefore, requested the AfDB to assist the country in reviewing and upgrading its FBS Compilation System to the new standards. 7.33. In view of the foregoing therefore, the 2018 and 2017 FBS have been generated using the new tool. The obtained 2017 results are close to those obtained using the previous tool and the resultant total Dietary Energy Supply (DES) for 2017 is 0.5 per cent higher than Food Balance Sheet that obtained from the old tool. This is attributable to the improvement in imputations and balancing methods employed in the new tool.

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