Farming the future. Sustainable value chains in agriculture for ASAL (arid and semi-arid lands) in Kenya.
Aid typeProject-type interventions
Through an holistic approach originating from Permaculture Principles, the project aims at increasing agricultural production and profitability of business activities for 11 target groups (770 direct beneficiaries), improving in this way the economic conditions of the agro-pastoral groups of Laikipia North, and encouraging the resilience of the communities in the arid and semi-arid areas of Laikipia County.The main actions concern the training and supply of equipment for agriculture, access to water for four communities, support to supply chains suitable for dry climates (honey, aloe, opuntia) and strengthening the tourism sector. All actions are anchored on environmentally friendly methods and principles to have a positive impact in mitigating desertification and encourage the protection of local natural resources. The transformation of opuntia stricta, in particular, is a suitable methodology to contain the propagation of this intrusive plant species, which diffusion in the area represents a threat to the community, causing injuries to people, as well to both domestic and wild animals. Due to ulcerations caused by the spines when animals feed on it, Opuntia stricta cause the death of Maasai population's livestock which is the main economic activity hence, raising the poverty levels of the already poor indigenous communities in Laikipia. read more close
|2022||€ 0||€ 314,289|
|2021||€ 0||€ 354,822|
|2019||€ 1,171,376||€ 502,264|
|Government||AICS - Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development||11000|
|National NGO||IPSIA - ISTITUTO PACE, SVILUPPO, INNOVAZIONE ACLI ONG/ON||22000|