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2007

Strengthening the adaptive capacity of rural poor to water scarcity in drylands, Kenya

Kenya

Développement et Coopération EUROP AID

Titre : Strengthening the adaptive capacity of rural poor to water scarcity in drylands, Kenya

Advancing Capacity to Support Climate Change Adaptation (ACCCA)

Pays : Kenya
Localisation : Kibwezi and Kajiado districts (Kenya)

Durée : 2007-2008

Partenaires : University of Nairobi, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences ; Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural ; Cooperation ACP-EU ; Kenya Agricultural Research Institute & Forum for Agricultural ; Research in Africa Stockholm ; Environment Institute UNITAR

Contexte
Water is the most limiting factor in crop and livestock production in arid and semi-arid lands of Sub-Saharan Africa. The purpose of the project is to strengthen the capacity of dryland communities to cope with the impacts of climate change, improve food production and ultimately livelihoods.

Objectifs
1. Work with communities to analyse the impact of water harvesting practices on their livelihoods
2. Identify mechanisms of effective rainwater harvesting as a tool against frequent droughts
3. Define effective water harvesting methods and build the capacity of stakeholders

Impact
1. Farmers have developed mechanisms to cope with the dry conditions (34% have constructed dams for rainwater harvesting as a coping strategy)
2. Agro-pastoralists perform early or dry planting, planting drought tolerant and early maturing crops, water harvesting using micro-catchments, terracing, planting trees and reducing water use
3. For livestock, agro-pastoralists use rainwater harvesting using roof catchment, sinking boreholes and digging shallow wells in dry river beds

EC contribution : € 51,000

EUROP AID

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