Food Security

In this region of Kenya, people are subsistence farmers. They rely completely on monsoons; seasonal rainfall to water their crops. Without the ability to harvest and store seasonal rainfall, they suffer greatly from increasing and seasonal drought.  The most recent drought lasted for several years in a row. Their groundwater is saline, so wells are not an option. This has become a persistent and precarious food security problem. There is increasing pressure to:

  •  develop creative local water management solutions

  •  provide extension education and support to adapt local agricultural practices

  •  adjust crop production to respond to the changing climate