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Development of Kenya"s semi-arid lands

Development of Kenya"s semi-arid lands

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Published by Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi in Nairobi, Kenya .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kenya
    • Subjects:
    • Arid regions agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Kenya -- Congresses.,
    • Agriculture and state -- Kenya -- Congresses.

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[edited] by David Campbell and S.E. Migot-Adholla.
      SeriesOccasional paper / Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi ;, no. 36, Occasional paper (University of Nairobi. Institute for Development Studies) ;, no. 36.
      ContributionsCampbell, David J. 1948-, Migot-Adholla, S. E., University of Nairobi. Institute for Development Studies.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsH31 .N3 no. 36, HD2126.5 .N3 no. 36
      The Physical Object
      Paginationi, 244 p. ;
      Number of Pages244
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3019185M
      LC Control Number84980094

      appreciated that over 80% of Kenya’s land mass is arid and semi-arid and livestock is the main source of livelihood in these areas. It is further noted that even in the non-ASAL areas, the livestock sub-sector constitutes an important source of family income and food security. Arid Lands Development Focus - Kenya ALDEF is a non-governmental, non-profit legal organization committed to Voluntary Service to Humanity. Arid Lands Development Focus (ALDEF) Kenya traces its origin to when a group of professionals from Northern Kenya came together to form Wajir Volunteer Group (WVG) in response to drought emergency.

      IMARA seeks to revitalise and preserve rangeland assets for the benefit of the current and future generations through diversified livelihoods and improved natural resource management and use in Kenya's Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs). Funding: Government of Sweden, World Vision Australia (Match Fund). Partners: World Vision Kenya (WVK- Lead), Northern Rangelands . Overview. Agroforestry for Integrated Development in Semi-arid Areas of Kenya (ARIDSAK) is a project charged with the development, implementation and promotion of appropriate agricultural and agroforestry technologies and policies to improve the livelihoods of poor farmers and pastoralists in the semi-arid areas of the Ukambani Region.

      Communities in the selected districts of the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs). This joint project seeks to develop and pilot a range of coping mechanisms for reducing the vulnerability of small-holder farmers and pastoralists in rural Kenya to long-term climate change, including variability. Let's take you back to the formative years of the country’s vision by looking at what informed the Kenya Vision through the voices of the pioneers speaking about what inspired them to answer the call and take part in creating the long-term development blueprint for the country.


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Get this Development of Kenyas semi-arid lands book a library. The Development of Kenya's semi-arid lands. [David J Campbell; S E Migot-Adholla; University of Nairobi.

Institute for Development Studies.;]. In summary, there are specific ecological, cultural, economic and political realities which shape development priorities and approaches in Northern Kenya and in arid and semi-arid areas.

They are not barriers to development, but rather conditions to which policy and practice must adapt. This book examines the problems and opportunities involved in man's use of semi-arid areas.

The authors are all actively involved in research and land management in the areas discussed. Each chapter begins with a detailed, up-to-date account of the ecology of the region (its climate, soils, vegetation, fauna and main ecological characteristics).Format: Ebook.

The Government of Kenya adopted a national policy on arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) in October Adoption of the ASAL Policy marks an important milestone in the institutionalization of Author: Michael Odhiambo.

The Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) of Kenya make up to 89% of the country, covering 29 counties and a population of about 16 million people.

For decades, these areas were marginalized, seen as unproductive, with news on cattle rustling, drought, insecurity and poverty hiding the great potential of the region especially in renewable energy.

Kenya is the largest food and agricultural products importer in east Africa. About 82% of the total land in Kenya is classified as arid and semi-arid. Agricultural products depend on proper rainfall. TARGETING THE ARID AND SEMI-ARID LANDS (ASALS) The Constitution of Kenya places responsibility on the Government to guarantee certain basic rights to her citizens.

These rights include food and water among others. The Government therefore has to find ways through which each citizen will be in a position to either buy or produce the food. kenya designates 29 counties as arid, semi-arid lands, up from 23 Written by: admin Posted on: Ap NAIROBI– The Kenyan government has increased the number of counties designated as Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) from 23 to 29 to enable more counties to benefit from the ASAL aid and development programmes.

Degradation of land productivity Deterioration of soil fertility due to increased salinity and/or alkalinity is a widespread problem in arid and semi-arid irrigated lands.

The sources of salinization include wind-borne salts from adjacent deserts or salt marsh areas and the improper use of brackish water from surface or underground sources. Problems facing women in arid and semi arid regions in Kenya.

By Ricky Sumbu | Updated at EAT. These are areas with scanty rain or no rain at here live a simple life. Perspectives of the Hydrology of the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands of Kenya: /ch ASALs in the tropics present challenges to sustainable livelihoods that include; drought vagaries, land use/change, and increasing population with inherent.

THE AGRICULTURAL POTENTIAL IN ARID AND SEMI-ARID LANDS IN _ // KENYA: A CASE OF MASONGALENI SETTLEMENT SCHEME By JOSEPH MATUU MUTINDA B.A (HONS), Institute of Dry land Research Development and Utilization. Council for Human Ecology Kenya. Operation and Maintenance. Arid and Semi-Arid Lands.

Environmental Impact. The overall objective of the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-arid Economies (PRISE) project is to identify research opportunities for the generation of new knowledge that will inform and influence policy and development actors responsible for mainstreaming a climate change-resilient economic development approach in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs).

The Arid Land Resource Management Component aims at improving the livelihoods of Kenyans living in the arid and semi-arid areas of Kenya. The arid and semi-arid lands of Kenya are home to 10 million Kenyans, 70% of whom live under the poverty line.

The areas are subject to frequent droughts, which have been intensified by climate change. On the other hand, the food crops zone in the semi-arid lands is ha, about 45% of the total area. Most of the urban centres are located in the humid zone (Fig. According to the government of Kenya census ofthe population of Embu was thenwith a growth rate estimated at % (Snyder, ).

Over 75 per cent of Kenya’s estimated 43 million people inhabit rural areas, where around half of the population lives in poverty (as of ).

Arid and semi-arid lands make up more than 80 per cent of the country’s land mass and are home to approximately 36 per cent of its population.

These areas have the highest incidence of poverty. Between andKenya’s forest cover decreased from 12% to only 6%, but the country has set the objective of bringing it back to 10% by In Kenya’s Arid and semi‐arid lands (ASALs), deforestation is largely driven by unsustainable.

Economic Growth in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands of Kenya The purpose of this review is to identify sustainable pathways out of poverty for those living in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands.

Sessional Paper No. 8 of on the National Policy for the Sustainable Development of Northern Kenya and Other Arid Lands (hereafter the ASAL Policy) was launched by the Minister of State for Development of Northern Kenya and Other Arid Lands, the Hon.

Mohamed Ibrahim Elmi--himself a pastoralist and a long-time advocate for pastoralism--at a. The Kenya Resilient Arid Lands Partnership for Integrated Development (Kenya RAPID) program brings together public and private institutions and communities with the goals of increasing access to water and sanitation for people and water for livestock, and rebuilding a healthy rangeland-management ecosystem.

Current State of Development in Kenya Kenya is the largest economy in Sub Saharan Africa with a population of roughly million. InKenya’s gross domestic product (GDP) was billion with an annual growth rate of percent.

Although Kenya is currently in a stage of growth, there are still several factors inhibiting economic.Hydrology is a key influence on water security, environmental sustainability, agricultural production, energy, and transport, especially in unique environments such as arid regions and the tropics, where degradation issues on water and land can threaten the livelihoods of poor communities.

With impl.African Agency for Arid Resources Limited (AGAR LTD) is a Kenyan company dealing with natural resources in the ASAL (Arid and Semi-Arid Lands) areas of East Africa, specialized in the collection, grading and sale of 1st and 2nd grade Gum Arabic, Black Frankincense, Hagar/Opoponax and Myrrh together with the processing of resins into bulk essential oils.