Meru Lowlands: Shock Food

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Given the scenario outlined in Handout 2 for 2013, and assuming that everything else is unchanged, calculate the immediate impact of the drought on each source of food. Enter your results in Column B of Table 1. * 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 Maize
    • Short rains crops: Little maize germinated and, after normal green consumption (one month), only 1½ sacks were harvested as dry crop.  Half a sack was kept for seed and 1 sack was kept for consumption.
     
    • Long rains crops: The forecast for the long rains in March to May 2013 is of poor rains. It was predicted that there would be no second dry harvest, but that growing conditions would be sufficient to produce enough maize to be eaten green for a month, as in the baseline year. 
    In the current year, the immediate impact of the drought will be that households can be expected to get ____ % of  their total food income from green crops?
  • 2. 
    Harvested Maize
    • Short rains crops: Little maize germinated and, after normal green consumption (one month), only 1½ sacks were harvested as dry crop.  Half a sack was kept for seed and 1 sack was kept for consumption.
     
    • Long rains crops: The forecast for the long rains in March to May 2013 is of poor rains. It was predicted that there would be no second dry harvest, but that growing conditions would be sufficient to produce enough maize to be eaten green for a month, as in the baseline year. 
    In the current year, the immediate impact of the drought will be that households can be expected to get ____ % of  their total food income from harvested maize?
  • 3. 
    Milk
    • Livestock: On average, one cow was sold (in 2012) following the drought in 2011 and the remaining cows have failed to give birth. This means that in 2013 farmers had no calves to sell and no milk production. 
    In the current year, the immediate impact of the drought will be that households can be expected to get ____ % of  their total food income from milk?
  • 4. 
    Food Purchases
    • Prices: Maize and beans had doubled in price from the baseline year.  Assume total shilling expenditure on each is the same. This means the quantities purchased must change.
    In the current year, the immediate impact of the drought will be that households can be expected to purchase ____ % of  their total food income?
  • 5. 
    Labour Exchange There has been no change in migration patterns In the current year, the immediate impact of the drought will be that households can be expected to get ____ % of  their total food income from labour exchange?
  • 6. 
    Household’s initial food deficit before coping strategies are taken into consideration is ____ %
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