Hunger
 Kenya
Project #18728

Long-Term Food Security for 4000 Samburus in Kenya

by Sadhana Forest Kenya
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Summary

Sadhana Forest Kenya aims to sustainably bring back water, forest and life to degraded lands in Samburu County, northern Kenya, supporting local populations towards food self-sufficiency. The goal is to create a forest of indigenous, food-producing trees that will provide long term food security to the Samburu tribe. This will be accomplished through our training and demonstration center which educates on innovative agro-forestry, natural resource management and Permaculture techniques.
$294,338.00
total goal
$260,738.00
remaining
308
donors
5
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

The Samburu of northern Kenya depend on livestock for income and food. Frequent droughts due to climate change as well as social shifts have contributed to environmental degradation and the deterioration of livestock assets, leaving Samburus dependent on food aid for survival. While many are interested in agriculture they lack the knowledge and resources to undertake it. This project will improve food security and disaster resilience through sustainable ecosystem transformation of degraded land.

Solution

This project provides local people with the knowledge, skills and resources to practice sustainable agro-forestry. The Community Agro-Forestry Learning Centre hosts trainings in dryland tree planting and water and soil conservation and showcases demonstration plots. Indigenous, food-producing tree seedlings are planted by participants around their homesteads. The project also works with communities to implement low-cost soil and water conservation activities in their villages.

Long-Term Impact

In 2015, the project will ensure that 800 Samburu households, or 4000 people, have long-term access to food and clean water, which will improve livelihoods and health and reduce food aid dependency. Trees will provide nutritious food as well as firewood which will reduce women's workload and increase livelihood diversification. In addition, ecosystems of the region will be transformed, with increased rainfall, less frequent droughts and higher underground water levels.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.sadhanaforestkenya.org
Sadhana Forest Facebook Page

Organization Information

Sadhana Forest Kenya

Location: Kisima - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.sadhanaforestkenya.org
Project Leader:
Aviram Rozin
Kisima, Kenya
$33,600 raised of $294,338 goal
 
375 donations
$260,738 to go
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