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Category: Water and Irrigation

More than 16 million children in Kenya face climate disaster and poverty

More than 16 million children across Kenya are living with the dual impacts of poverty and the climate emergency, new research shows. By Clifford Akumu…

Africa climate negotiators to take a common position informed by science at the upcoming COP27

The upcoming COP27 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Egypt, starting on 6th November, will be coming towards the end of a year…

Government Keen To Shift From Rain-Fed To Irrigation Agriculture

The newly inducted Cabinet Secretary for Arid and Semi-Arid Lands and Regional Development is eager to shift the agriculture sector from rain-fed to irrigational in…

Adopt regenerative agriculture to mitigate drought effects, farmers advised

Experts are calling for increased adoption of regenerative agriculture to improve soil health and the productivity of smallholder farmers, who are battling prolonged droughts. By…

Yatta Mp teams up with Thika Cloths Mills to boost cotton production

A partnership between Yatta Mp, Robert Basil and Thika-based industrialist company is working to boost cotton farming in the area. by Luther Osier This comes…

Woes in Nakuru due to poor maize harvest

Nakuru county is a regular when it comes to high maize production. However current predictions have the county anticipating a poor harvest for the crop….

ASAL areas move to Hydroponic farming

The County Governments in Arid and Semi-Arid (ASAL) areas are investing in technology as they battle drought. Over the past couple of years, the country…

New cross-breeds developed to battle drought

Kenya Agriculture Livestock and Research Organisation (KALRO) has recently introduced improved breeds of dairy cattle and grass. This comes as they make efforts to battle…

Desilting Dams in Uasin Gishu

Usain Gishu county government is making plans to desilt water dams that are close to a century old. These efforts are in aim to battle…

Irrigation in Tana River

The severe drought in the country has especially affected people in semi-arid areas like Tana River. The Government is planning an irrigation project to help…

Small Irrigation and Value Addition Project

The Government has handed over Small Irrigation and Value Addition Project (SIVAP) sites in Galole Constituency to contractors. The successful bidders are expected to assemble…

Livestock-Off-Take Program

Marsabit has begun the awaited Lovestock Off-take programme in efforts to help farmers deal with the major drought. The principal secretary of the State department…

African Women Farmers adapting to climate change

iAs of the 6th of October an estimated 2.1 million Kenyans face starvation due to the drought taking place in half the country. As a…

Farmers receive drought-tolerant pigeon peas

New varieties of drought-tolerant pigeon peas, sorghum and green grams have been introduced in Makueni County. The objective is to help farmers cope with failed…

Farmers battling unpredictable rainfall in Marakwet

The planting schedule for farmers in Elegeyo Marakwet was interrupted by irregular rainfall. As a result of this, farmers are opting for drought resistant crops….