Meru Lowlands: Baseline Food

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Meru Lowlands: Baseline Food

Calculate the % contribution of each food source to household annual food requirements. Enter your results in Column A of Table 1 of the Results Tables * Round your answers to the nearest whole number (i. E. 45 rather than 44. 5) * Only enter the number value, do not include "%" (i. E. 20 rather than 20%)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Green crops Households ate green crops in both rainy seasons, covering 2 full months of food income (one month from each season) Green Crops represent _____ % of total food income?
  • 2. 
    Harvested maize (minus sales and seed) The short rains harvest is in February. 6-7 (6.5) sacks (of 100kg each) of maize were produced.  1½ sacks were sold, ½ a sack was kept for seed and the 4½ remaining sacks were consumed.  The crops planted during the long rainy season (March – May) do not produce a dry harvest Harvested maize represents_____ % of total food income?
  • 3. 
    Milk (minus sales) Middle households owned 2 cows that yield 1 litre of milk each per day for 10 months of the year.  Half the milk was consumed and the other half was sold (assume 1 litre = 1 kg).  Milk represents _____% of total food income?
  • 4. 
    Labour exchange In most middle households, the man migrated to the upper areas of the district and Meru Central to work for about three months of the year.  While he was away, he received all his meals from his employer.  This food should be entered in Table 1 as ‘labour exchange’ Labour exchange represents _____% of total food income?
  • 5. 
    Purchase The household purchased the remainder of its food, or approximately 4½ sacks of maize and 50 kg of beans Purchases represent ____% of total food income?
  • 6. 
    Total Food Income = ____%?
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