Farmers in Kenya inspired to get ‘climate-proofed’

The FARA Social Reporters Blog

In the Lower Nyando region of western Kenya, the increasing frequency of droughts, floods, unpredictable rainfall and temperature variations are affecting farmers and their food security – hard.

Over 500 farmers in this area are therefore testing a number of promising climate-proofing activities that can increase their resilience and ability to adapt.

Nyando has a mixed rain fed crop-livestock subsistence farming system. A baseline household survey from 2011 revealed that up to 17% of households are not able to meet their food needs for 3-4 months in a year. These numbers call for a substantial change in farming practices and services!

To read the full story, visit the CCAFS blog.

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