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Kenya Rangelands Ecosystem Services Productivity Programme (RangER)


Titre : Kenya Rangelands Ecosystem Services Productivity Programme (RangER)

Pays : Kenya

Durée : 12/2020 - 11/2023

Arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) constitute 80 percent of Kenya’s land area. The ASALs are home to less-developed populations who live on less than USD 1 a day, are dependent on natural resources for their livelihoods, and are exposed to food insecurity. These lands are historically and politically marginalized ; they are also economically isolated, which translates into low levels of public, private, and commercial investment and poor infrastructure. Most inhabitants of ASALs depend on livestock for their survival and livelihoods, with annual revenue from the livestock industry estimated at KSH 10 billion (USD 100 million). Resource-related conflicts occur regularly around access to land, scarce resources like water and livestock feed, and between local communities and wildlife. Despite hosting 80 percent of Kenya’s biodiversity, the diverse ASAL landscapes and habitats are rapidly being degraded. Degradation of the natural resources resulting from population increase, deforestation (mainly for bioenergy needs), bush encroachment to grazing lands, and climate variability resulting in deaths of humans, livestock, and wildlife. Unreliable rainfall and prolonged and severe droughts have resulted in the scarcity of water and pasture and loss of rangeland productivity and associated food supply.

The project seeks to improve the livelihoods of communities and their landscapes by enhancing the productivity of ecosystem services provided by rangelands for food, feed, human and wildlife security in the Amaya Triangle counties of Laikipia, Samburu, Isiolo, and Baringo.

Bénéficiaires : The project works with the communities of Baringo, Isiolo, Laikipia, and Samburu, representing 25 existing community conservancies with a population of 183,158 people, including 89,015 women and 137,552 youth up to 35 years old. It is expected through the various activities that the project will, directly and indirectly, support these communities to become managers of their own environmental and natural resources, who will benefit from improved land management, safety and security, and economic opportunities.

Partenaires : Northern Rangelands Trust| Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology| E4Impact Foundation|Community Safety Initiative| AMAYA Triangle Initiative

Financement : European Union (EU)
Budget : EUR 261,856

World Agroforestry Centre

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