Our Stories

  • Sustainable Land Management for sustainable livelihoods
    Mar 7, 2017

    Sustainable land management is a comprehensive approach to address land degradation through improved land stewardship, with benefits for both the environment and the people who depend on it.

  • Mitigating the impact of climate change in Kenya’s Arid Lands
    Nov 11, 2016

    The KACCAL project worked with residents in Mumoni and Kyuso District in the Arid county of Kitui, to address the problem of aridity which has traditionally affected poor rural communities, who are vulnerable to recurrent drought and to the long-term impacts of climate variability and change.

  • Cellphone based solar dealers accreditation initiative
  • Energy Efficiency through Standards and Labels Program
  • Working with Local Communities to Conserve Wildlife
    May 7, 2016

    The Amboseli ecosystem plays a major part of Kenya’s tourism industry. However, its biodiversity, particularly its elephants, is threatened by habitat fragmentation and degradation, human-wildlife conflict, and poaching for the selling of trophy parts such as ivory.

  • Maasai Women Benefit from Poultry farming
    May 7, 2016

    The women have undertaken training in poultry husbandry, and management encompassing issues of nutrition, housing, disease control, marketing, breeding/upgrading and sustainable land management practices. SLM project supplied poultry to households in Ewaso Ngiro as part of livelihood diversification for pastoral households. Given that poultry enterprise among the Maasai community is a reserve for women, the project considers this support as an avenue for economic empowerment of Maasai women.

  • Farmers in Kyuso Profit by Linking to micro- finance
    May 7, 2016

    Capital resource is an important factor of production, without which an entrepreneur cannot progress in a business venture. In the arid areas of Kenya access to financial services has been identified as a dominant constraint facing farmers and pastoral communities.

  • Climate Change Mitigation through Participatory Forest Management
    May 7, 2016

    Members Rumuruti Forest Association partner with Kenya Forestry Service to enable them conserve the forest and co-manage its resources. They have been able to start various projects such as bee keeping, production of green charcoal through renewable plant waste and eco-tourism that would add value to them, be sustainable without depleting the forest

  • Improving water catchment in the dry lands
    May 7, 2016

    The Kiang’ombe hill is estimated to have the highest terrain elevation within the district of Mbeere, and has been a major water catchment area and water resource. Over time however, the catchment area has been under threat from clearing for cultivation, forest burning, charcoal production and grazing by livestock due to economic pressure to expand their farms into the gazetted forest area, causing a major threat to the environment and depletion of water levels.