Episode 28: Why Is Food So Expensive?

Episode 28: Why Is Food So Expensive?

This week, you guys said you wanted to talk about food inflation – that is, the increase in the prices of food in Kenya. Between February 2016 and February 2017, the cost of food and non alcoholic beverages has gone up by 16.5%. The cost of making a meal has gone up by as much as 30%, and this week, we ask why. Why is food so expensive, and what can be done to make sure that we reverse this trend? Press play!

Resources

Episode 24: Drought Begins With You

Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Causes and Policy Implications

Kenya Inflation Rate

Kenya Food Inflation Rate

Consumer Price Indices and Inflation Rates for February 2017

Kenya ranked sixth on extreme poverty index

Population living below $1.25 PPP per day (%)

Forecasting and Monetary Policy Analysis in Low-Income Countries: Food and non-Food Inflation in Kenya

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