Farmers in Kenya inspired to get ‘climate-proofed’

In a 'Learning-Event' held in lower Nyando Kenya recently, farmers got to learn about the climate-smart activities their neighbours are implementing. Photo: V. Atakos (CCAFS EA)

In a ‘Learning-Event’ held in lower Nyando Kenya recently, farmers got to learn about the climate-smart activities their neighbours are implementing. Photo: V. Atakos (CCAFS EA)

In the Lower Nyando region of western Kenya, the increasing frequency of droughts, floods, unpredictable rainfall and temperature variations are affecting farmers and their food security – hard.

Over 500 farmers in this area are therefore testing a number of promising climate-proofing activities that can increase their resilience and ability to adapt.

Nyando has a mixed rain fed crop-livestock subsistence farming system. A baseline household survey from 2011 revealed that up to 17% of households are not able to meet their food needs for 3-4 months in a year. These numbers call for a substantial change in farming practices and services!

To read the full story, visit the CCAFS blog.

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