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2011

Diminishing the effects of drought on pastoralist communities

Kenya

Titre : Diminishing the effects of drought on pastoralist communities

Pays : Kenya

Date/Durée : 01-Jui-2011 // 31-Mai-2015

Résumé
Drought is a major threat to the people in Kenya. Due to recurrent droughts, a lot of families in North-Eastern Mandera County have lost their animals and therefore a sound income. Together with partner organisation Racida, we want to enable people to take the right action against drought at the right time. This will help communities and their livestock live through drought periods.

Contexte
Around 70% of Kenya lies in dry or semi-dry areas. Since a few decades drought is one of the major problems in Kenya. Due to climate change, there will be more prolonged periods of drought. One of the areas in Kenya where we work is Mandera County. This district has around 300,000 inhabitants and is situated at the border with Ethiopia and Somalia. Besides being one of the dryer regions in Kenya, it has an average rain-fall of 250 mm a year, it also a high-risk area due to its position near the Somali border. The larger part of the population is pastoralist and dependent on livestock for an income. Their lifestyle is a form of animal husbandry whereby their seasonal trek is one of the key survival strategies for the farmers and animals to overcome dry periods. But this strategy seems to become more and more strained, because shorter periods between droughts give people too little time to recover and population growth increase the pressure on available land.

Objectifs
We aim to increase the resilience of pastoralist communities in Kenya, so they that can manage the cyclical effects of droughts and secure their livelihoods. When pastoralist communities are able to face drought periods with minimum impact on their live-stock and income, more people will be able to survive in this harsh climate. They will also be in a better position to discuss with other the local government about the private use of natural resources.

Partenaires
Mise en oeuvre : RACIDA
Suivi : Cordaid
Financement : Sam’s Kledingactie

Budget : 467 250 EUR

Présentation (akvorsr)

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