Arid Lands

Lokwamusing, a village in Turkana county of Kenya. Photo Credit/Blandina Bobson
I am Lokwamusing, a village in Turkana county of Kenya. Long ago, some pastoralists came with their herds…I had abundant pasture for their cattle to graze. Some stayed back and some moved on to other places. I am known to be the notorious village, where cattle raiding causes human fatalities...
Clarice Akinyi, 35, Domestic Worker by a water tank in Mathare Ward, Mashimoni Village, Nairobi, Kenya. Photo Credit: Katie G. Nelson/Oxfam
In the context of Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs), NGOs and donors, as well as private sector players, are exploring how they can help vulnerable populations to prepare and build resilience to extended drought sequences and climate volatility. The use of solar-powered water pumps (SWPs) is...
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