Sh7.5 billion EU funding to ease life for drought-stricken Baringo

Men under a tree as a bull passes by, headed to Riongo Dam in Tiaty, Baringo County, the only water point in the semi-arid area on October 18, 2020. Livestock is the main economic mainstay in the region.

Photo credit: Jared Nyataya | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • In Baringo County, EU is targeting to contribute over Sh655 million in a scheme that will promote secure and sustainable sources of income among pastoral and agro-pastoral communities.
  • The four-year project dubbed Baringo resilience initiative, is targeting to improve the livelihoods of over 60,000 farmers in Tiaty, Mogotio, Baringo North and Baringo South Sub-Counties through access to extension services and diversified farming systems.
  • It is implemented by Self Help Africa to improve livelihoods where food production has been affected by climate change.
  • EU ambassador to Kenya Simon Mordue said they are committed to fighting drought emergencies in Africa.

Locals in arid and semi-arid areas in Kenya are set to benefit from Sh7.5 billion funding from the European Union aimed at mitigating against drought and related effects.


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