SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL has been present in Kenya since 2006, helping the populations to find ways to withstand the lack of water and livelihood opportunities. Our teams have been implementing programs to withstand recurring natural hazards and strengthen coping strategies of pastoral communities in Marsabit County. Through the resilience and livelihoods projects our teams are working towards improving the adaptability of the communities to drought and enabling practice of sustainable livelihoods.
Reducing the vulnerability to drought of population living in Marsabit County
Solidarités International is working with pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities to improve their preparedness and mitigation of drought in Marsabit
County. By working with communities in over 30 villages, pastoralist communities in Marsabit County are able to cope with climatic hazards and have improved the quality and durability of their livelihood assets. Income diversification, community mobilization and contingency planning are some of the outcomes from Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) groups.
1. Formation and training of Pastoralist Field Schools and Farmers Field Schools
2. Facilitating development or updating Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) groups
3. Constructing and rehabilitating strategically located Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) systems to support pastoral livelihoods
4. Enhance productivity of rain-fed crops through promotion of water retention techniques and training on best practices to increase soil fertility
5. Introducing and promoting multiplication of drought resistant varieties of rain fed crops
6. Creation of pasture conservation areas
7. Promotion of better management practices of Prosopis
8. Facilitating production of livestock feed (fodder and Multi-Urea Blocks)
9. Promote fisheries value chain in Lake Turkana