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    Kenyan president says starvation in sub-Sahara worryingNAIROBI, Aug 29, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi expressed concern Thursday at the rising numbers of people facing starvation in sub-Sahara Africa, the Presidential Press Service said in a release.

    Citing the number of those people in Kenya as an example of the worrying situation, the president said that about 3 million people in the east African country required relief food during the past years due to severe drought.

    In Kenya's Coast Province alone, he said, about 100,000 people were provided with relief food under adverse circumstances.

    He made the remarks in Mombasa, the biggest port city in east Africa, where he officially opened this year's Mombasa International Show.

    Moi stressed the need to guided farmers to increase food production, saying that farmers could be advised to adopt various methods of enhancing sustainable soil fertility and growing of improved and disease resistant seed varieties.

    The farming community should also be encouraged to diversify food crops so as to boost food security in the region, he added.

    On cash crop farming, Moi noted that new legislation governing these crops were underway to provide the required momentum for their revitalization.

    Earlier, the president toured several stands at the showground representing the Ministry of Agriculture, Bamburi Cement company, Mombasa District, Kenya Pipeline, Tiomin Mining Company, Kenya Ports Authority, Telecom Kenya, and the Farm and Dairy Company.