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Table 2 Pastoral household food basket per day

From: Role of camel milk in pastoral livelihoods in Kenya: contribution to household diet and income

Foodstuff Proportion of respondents (%) Daily consumption (kg or L) per average household Average price in KSh/kg/L Expenditure (KSh) Proportion of total expenditure (%)
Cow milk 87.6 1.08 49.70 53.43 7.41
Camel milk 60.9 2.29 64.30 147.25 20.42
Cow meat 30.2 0.38 280 105.00 14.56
Goat meat 32.2 0.38 333.30 126.65 17.56
Camel meat 30.7 0.59 300.00 177.00 24.55
Maize meal 74.8 0.47 68.80 32.34 4.48
Vegetables 65.8 0.32 19.00 6.08 0.84
Oil 89.1 0.12 129.90 14.94 2.07
Rice 59.4 0.12 76.70 9.20 1.28
Spaghetti 51.5 0.14 75.80 10.23 1.42
Sugar 100.0 0.34 116.40 38.99 5.41
Total     721.11 100.00
  1. Note: The expenditure is calculated based on the average local market prices in 2012.