Enhancing Resiliency to Drought in Kenya’s Arid and Semi-Arid Lands

Canadian Coalition on Climate Change & Development
Created: 9/30/2010 -


Drought events associated with climate change and climate variability have become more pronounced in Kenya in recent years, adversely affecting the lives and livelihoods of smallholder farmers in its arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs). In response, a pilot project has been undertaken that links together the provision of downscaled weather forecasts, improved agricultural practices, increased access to reliable water sources and the promotion of a revolving microcredit system for women’s self-help groups. The project’s interventions are contributing to improved and diversified livelihoods as well as facilitating the integration of adaptation to climate change into policies related to disaster management and sustainable development of arid and semi-arid lands.

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Community / Local
National / Federal
Sector Addressed
Development (socioeconomic)
Disaster Risk Management
Education / Outreach
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods
Water Resources
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Capacity Building
Increase / Improve public awareness, education, and outreach efforts
Create/enhance resources and tools
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Governance and Policy
Maintain adequate financial resources for adaptation
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Culture / communities
Sociopolitical Setting