WASDA has undertaken research into the underlying causes of poverty and vulnerability in the ASALs of north east Kenya. This has found that; levels of poverty are increasing; markets are weak; investment in livestock production is negligible; and income available to poor and middle income groups is far below the cost of a basic diet. In response to these gaps, Wasda is piloting on integrated livelihood model.
Project goal: To enhance alternative livelihoods of pastoral drop out families affected by drought in Wajir County.
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|Fatuma holds on to her share of the goats||A beneficiary receives her goats|
- Provision of agricultural inputs to 40 farmer groups
- Construction of a 25,000 m3 water catchment dam to support irrigation for groups.
- Restocking of pastoral drop out households with 20 goats per family
- Provision of motivational grants to 10 livestock based commodity groups.
- Training and capacity building of farmer groups