Food Security

Subsistence farming is the primary occupation of the people in this rural region of Kenya, who are almost completely reliant on seasonal rains for farming.  However, with little harvesting and storage of water, this region suffers greatly from recurring seasons of drought. Droughts can sometimes last for several years in a row, creating a significant concern about food security. This is increasing the pressure to:

  •  develop creative solutions for local water management

  •  provide education and support in better agricultural practices

  •  adjust current crop production to respond to the changing climate