irrigation farmingPastoral communities in Northern Kenya are now embracing irrigation to farm crops as an alternative source of livelihood

According to Kenya Red Cross North Eastern Regional Manager Mohamed Abdikadir, with frequent and prolonged effects of drought occasioned by climate change pastoral communities are fast losing grip of their only

source of livelihood and are forced to seek alternative sources of livelihoods.

As a result of prolonged drought (attributed to climate change) people in many parts of the county have been forced to start diversifying their sources of livelihoods as climate change affects especially those in the agriculture value chain.

The most affected by drought are the pastoral communities who are now slowly embracing crop farming and with the help of Kenya Red Cross, some 200 farmers in Kulan, Garissa County are reaping the benefit of cultivating watermelons, onions, cowpeas and other horticultural crops under drip irrigation.

He was speaking when they toured the 20 acres’ farm, where he noted that food security project will go a long way in improving the economic well being of the area.

They use solar energy powered borehole as the source of water for irrigation, for livestock and for domestic use which was constructed in August last year, and has helped reduce conflicts among the community and minimized cases of children dropping out of school during the drought season.

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