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2014

Rain water harvesting along dry river valleys for small scale irrigation and livestock use in arid areas of Taita Taveta County

Kenya

Titre : Rain water harvesting along dry river valleys for small scale irrigation and livestock use in arid areas of Taita Taveta County

Pays /Région : Kenya
Localisation : Taita Taveta County

Durée : April 2014 and June 2015

Présentation
The proposed interventions will have significant contribution towards enhancing participatory natural resource management at the local level. This will further inculcate sustainable natural resource utilization ; ideally, the project seeks to create adequate awareness regarding to the adverse effects of human activities through an elaborate advocacy plan alongside its programmatic actions. Building community resilience to climate change can only happen through a mixture of strategies which calls for partnerships and networking among different actors and stakeholders. For this project to succeed, MAZIDO is alive to the need to collaborate with different players/actors and shall make deliberate efforts to build this scenario.

The proposed interventions are key towards unlocking the inherent potential of the target area by directly addressing prolonged droughts and water scarcity which emerged as the two most important constraints towards achieving community resilience to climate change. By constructing sand dams and promoting on-farm soil and water conservation, the project expects to improve food crop and livestock production in the target area. Further, by investing in pasture conservation and management technologies the project seeks to not only improve livestock production but also generate incomes to the community. Therefore, the proposed intervention(s) will certainly make the beneficiary community more resilient to climate shocks. During project implementation, MAZIDO will actively engage the County government to ensure that more resources are provided for such interventions in all ASAL areas of Taita Taveta County.

Réalisations
* Speedy community uptake of soil and water conservation and climate smart technologies * a successful Greening with Age campaign implemented in 20 learning institutions where 5000 trees were planted and 2496 students/pupils reached * 2 sand dams constructed * 15 model farms established * A robust Farmers Network (sauti ya mkulima platform) established * Advocacy action effected in the influence of 2 County level and 2 national level policies * 5 farmers field days held ( The CEC Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries attended 1 field day) * Community awareness on climate change adaptation increased with a direct reach of 2,168 people (843 male and 1325 female) * 908 farms with soil and water conservation structures and another 427 farms practicing fodder and pasture conservation * 135 farmers were trained as ToTs on soil and water conservation and climate smart technologies

Budget : KShs. 12,140,600

MAZIDO

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