Sustainable Livelihoods and Drought Preparedness

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  

Key activities

  • 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


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