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Enhancing resiliency to drought in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands


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Date of publication: 2010-01-01

Associated Organization: International Institute for Sustainable Development, Canadian Coalition on Climate Change and Development

Themes: Agriculture, fisheries and food security, Crosscutting Issues, Poverty and vulnerability

Regions: East Africa

Countries: Kenya

Summary:Drought events associated with climate change and climate variability have become more pronounced in Kenya in recent years, adversely affecting the lives and livelihoods of smallholder farmers in its arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs). In response, a pilot project has been undertaken that links together the provision of downscaled weather forecasts, improved agricultural practices, increased access to reliable water sources and the promotion of a revolving microcredit system for women’s self-help groups. The project’s interventions are contributing to improved and diversified livelihoods as well as facilitating the integration of adaptation to climate change into policies related to disaster management and sustainable development of arid and semi-arid lands.

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