In Kajiado, women and youth gear up for climate-smart farming
As climate change effects on livelihoods intensify, fresh ideas that enable smallholder farmers to adapt are no longer an option but a necessity.
And with significant parts of Kenya being semi-arid, and now struggling to come to terms with a projected sixth failed rain season in a row, small-scale farming communities in counties such as Kajiado are adapting by learning climate-smart food production techniques, and water and energy conservation methods.
In Nkama village, Kuku ward, Kajiado sub-county, Wezesha agri program, an initiative of the Safaricom Foundation, Digifarm Ltd, Africa In-Store Solutions, and GIZ through the Energising Development Kenya (EnDev) is imparting knowledge on climate-smart farming with irrigation system powered by solar energy.
With a particular focus on youth and women, a total of 279 graduates have received skills in agribusiness and are expected to replicate the same in their homes.