Embracing Technology Key to unlocking Potential in Kenya’s Arid Areas

Embracing Technology Key to unlocking Potential in Kenya’s Arid Areas

Covering 84% of Kenya’s land area is the ASALs with scanty water resources, prone to drought and have poorly developed infrastructure. They are homes to about 36% of the population with over 70% of the livestock and 75% of the wildlife in the country and yet remain the most chronically food insecure areas in the country experiencing consistently high malnutrition rates. About 24 million hectares of land in the ASAL can be used for livestock production, but only 50 per cent of the carrying capacity of the land is exploited. Additionally, there are 9.2 million… Continue reading →

National Irrigation Acceleration Programme Launched

National Irrigation Acceleration Programme Launched

Inadequate rainfall and poor uptake of smart water solutions for smallholder farmers, has for years hindered profitable crop production and capacity of Kenya to attain and sustain food security. While the country has endeavored to reverse the anomaly through irrigated agriculture, the sector has operated without coordination of the diverse stakeholders for optimal impact. For more information: http://www.jkuat.ac.ke/national-irrigation-acceleration-programme-launched/  

Yet Again WARREC Sets Research Foot in Kajiado County

Yet Again WARREC Sets Research Foot in Kajiado County

In collaboration with World Vision Kenya (WVK) and the County government of Kajiado the Water Research and Resource Center (WARREC-JKUAT) is implementing BabyWASH Project in Meto and Longuswa Locations of Kajiado County. The babyWASH Project aims at improving the health and well being of mothers and children in this resource constrained area through improved integrated approach of Water Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH) new-born and child health (MNCH) nutrition and ECD in the first 1000 days.   In this project titled “Osiligi BabyWASH project”, WARREC is providing technical support on monitoring and evaluation. On 22nd to… Continue reading →