Two-thirds of Kenyans depend for their livelihoods and survival on the crops they grow and the animals they keep. However, prolonged drought has withered crops and killed livestock. This has left nearly four million people at risk of serious hunger, especially in the northern and Rift Valley regions.
Much of Kenya is classified as arid or semi-arid. As a result of an increased frequency of drought, competition over scarce water resources, and the outbreak of animal disease, pastoralists have been left especially vulnerable to hunger.
Farm Africa is working with small-scale farmers, pastoralists and women to help them find new ways to make a living and lift themselves out of poverty.