SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS DEVELOPMENT AND ANIMAL WELFARE
Turkana County has four main livelihood zones; pastoral-all species (60%), agro pastoral (20%), the riverine of Turkwel and Kerio, fishing (12%) and formal employment/casual waged labor/business (8%).
In recent decades, however, as prolonged drought and climate change have impacted environmental resources, pastoralism alone has not been enough to sustain families’ needs. Households have to turn to diversified income sources for economic growth and food security.
PROJECT NAME: GIZ-DRPII-KENYA PROJECT -FLOOD BASED LIVELIHOODS SYSTEMS (FBLS)This project was funded by GIZ for a period of 10 Months (September 2019-June 2020) for KSH 5,037,602.
Implementation of the first Flood Based (Spate) Irrigation farm in Kakongu, Lobokat Ward in Turkana SouthTraining and capacity building of the local Kakong’u Spate Committee on managing and sustaining the farm.Transforming reformed warriors from Kakong’u which has been a conflict zone to engage in agriculture and other livelihood opportunities.Realization of food security through ci=instruction of water structures to irrigate 100 acres of land that supports 60 HH.Registration of the irrigation committee with the department of Social Services after governance training.
PROJECT NAME: HUMAN SECURITY & LIVELIHOODS PROJECT
This project was funded by IOM/UNHTFS for a period of 1 Year (2013-2014) for KSH 1,332,150
- Enhanced peaceful coexistence between the Turkana and Pokot through youth mobilization activities- sports for peace, environmental stewardship; peace runs/matches, tree planting exercises
- Increased awareness and capacity building of local authorities and communities on irregular migration
- Increased engagement among Lokiriama communities in peace-building issues through events to commemorate the 39th Lokiriama Peace Accord