The rangelands cover two thirds of Kenya, account for over 60% of Kenya’s livestock production and 80% of its tourism revenues, yet receive little attention in national development. The economic potential of the rangelands ranges from commercial livestock production and improved dryland farming to a geographically enlarged and diversified tourism industry and untapped and undervalued ecological services. The rangelands account for over 70% of Kenya’s carbon storage and ACC is working in the rangelands to restore their productivity and resilience of pastoral communities while adapting to the impacts of Climate Change. The project is researching the resilience and adaptation of pastoral systems through case studies at multiple scales and developing new and innovative solutions to strengthen rangeland resiliency, including land tenure and management, institutional development, environmental governance and collaborative arrangements. Building on decades of experience working with pastoral communities in Kenya and on local capacity, ACC is expanding the existing systems of community based resource assessment.
Following a three-day International Conference on Biodiversity, Land-use and Climate Change held on September 15-17, 2010 in Nairobi, a special policy session of the conference....Read more
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Livestock is a key asset in the arid and semi-arid areas of the South Rift region. The livelihoods of pastoralists Read More
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