Embracing irrigation farming to provide alternative source of livelihood-Pastoralists
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.
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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