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2010

Providing Assistance for Design and Management of Appropriate Water Harvesting Technologies in Arid Lands (Kenya)

Kenya

Titre : Providing Assistance for Design and Management of Appropriate Water Harvesting Technologies in Arid Lands (Kenya)

The project aims to increase resilience through improved water utilisation techniques in pastoralist communities in arid and semi-arid regions of Kenya.

Pays : Kenya

Date : Agreement Signed : 1 October 2010 Duration : 28 months

Ref : NDF C3 B10

Présentation
Arid and Semi-arid Lands (ASALs) constitute about 80% of Kenya’s land. Drought is a recurring feature in these regions, however over the last twenty years a number of droughts have degenerated to famine resulting in loss of life and livelihood opportunities and leading to the need for massive levels of aid, especially emergency food supply. Through a combination of efficient utilisation of water, through water harvesting structures, provision of both food and cash crops, improved agronomic practices for food and fodder production and the establishment of local user groups the project has enhanced the pastoralist communities’ resilience to climate change. The trapezoidal bund technology has increased efficiency of the use of the scarce rain water resources and thereby increased domestic water supply security, also during dry periods. Together with improved cultivation and selection of appropriate crop varieties it has increased food and fodder production, and subsequently improved the pastoralists’ living conditions.

A total of 49 trapezoidal bunds have been constructed in communal and private land as well as on a school ground to harvest water in arid conditions, leading to 48,200 m2 of cultivated land. 719 microcatchments have been constructed in the vicinity of institutions such as schools, clinics and cultural centres reaching out to approximately 13,500 persons including 2,000 school children. The project made a positive contribution to household income and food security.

Partenaires
Nordic Partner : Niras Natura AB (Sweden)
Local Partner : Appropriate Development Consultants Ltd (ADCL)
Other Partners : National Agriculture and Livestock Extension Programme, NALEP & Ministry of Water and Irrigation

Total Project Cost : EUR 637,000
NCF Financing : EUR 500,000

Nordic Development Fund

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