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Nando Times

Robert Wheeler of WFP says the two-year drought has resulted in a loss of four harvests, leading to food shortages in 86 percent of Kenya.

But food shortages have also been caused by changes in land use. For years, authorities encouraged growing of cash crops including tea, coffee and horticulture for export at the expense of food crops like corn - a staple in Kenya.

-- Rachel Gibson (, April 11, 2001

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