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2012

Protecting and Conserving Water for Agriculture in Eastern Kenya

Kenya

Titre : Protecting and Conserving Water for Agriculture in Eastern Kenya

Région /Pays : Kenya

Date : July 2012 – September 2014

Présentation

Lutheran World Relief enhanced crop production for farmers in arid Eastern Kenya by : • Supporting the sustained availability of water for productive agriculture • Promoting production of droughtresistant crops as well as crop diversification • Strengthening the capacity of farmer associations to respond to recurrent water crises and better serve their members

Interventions
• Improved water infrastructure for agricultural use for 88% of targeted households. • Enhanced crop production for more than 200 farmers through irrigated farming and improved farming techniques. • Facilitated household and agricultural water access with 6 solar-powered water pumps. • Improved soil through construction of 81 km of terraces and 4,042 water retention structures. • Increased water availability as a result of the construction of 6 sand dams, which increased dry season spring flows from 400m to 2,000m. • Protected water resources through planting of 16,873 seedlings. • Enhanced horticultural production in 56% of households.

Partenaires locaux : Kiboko Water Resource Users Association, Ndukangeuke, Neema & Makindu River Irrigation Farm Self-Help Groups

Financement : $1,013,350

Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

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