The state of household food security in Nairobi, Kenya

Type Report
Title The state of household food security in Nairobi, Kenya
Volume 11
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2018
Publisher Hungry Cities Partnership
City Cape Town
Country/State South Africa
This report presents the results of a city-wide household food security survey conducted by the Hungry Cities Partnership and the University of Nairobi in July 2015. The survey was administered to a total of 1,434 households in randomly selected administrative sub-locations spread across all administrative districts and divisions of Nairobi City County. The first part of the report provides a demographic and economic profile of the sampled households. Nuclear family households were the most common household structure (at 55%), followed by male-centred (20%) and female-centred households (17%). The dominant income source was formal wage work, although only 46% received income in this form. Other major sources of income were informal wage work (20%), formal businesses (19%), formal and casual wage work (13%), and informal selling
of goods (11%). Only a few households (less than 2%) receive income from grants, loans, gifts and cash remittances.

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