Enhancing resiliency to drought in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands

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.

Type Case Study
Class Case Studies
Country Kenya
Biome Dry and Sub-humid Lands, Inland Waters, Agricultural Landscapes
Threat Type Changes in precipitation, Increased frequency or intensity of extreme climat events
Impact Changes in nutrient cycling and soil biodiversity, Changing hydrological regimes, Water salinization
Adaptation Activities Sustainable agricultural practices, Landscape scale management, Improved water management, Diversification of livelihoods
Tool Type Risk Management, Policy development, Cross sector management
Link http://pubs.pembina.org/reports/c4d-case-study-iisd.pdf
Date Added 19 July 2011
Date Modified 19 July 2011

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme