Climate variability is one of the major risks that pastoralists have to manage in the arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) of Kenya. SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Kenya Livestock marketing Council (KLMC)are implementing a project to strengthen the capacities of pastoralists in Kenya to manage current and future climate risk and the sustainability of their livestock production. The project aims to promote both a growing and climate change resilient livestock sector. It is funded by the European Union under the Kenya Rural Development Program (KRDP) and is being implemented in six counties: Isiolo, Samburu, Marsabit, Baringo, Wajir and Tana River.
The overall goal of the project is to improve pastoral livelihoods through sustainable market systems. The project aims to promote pastoral livelihoods diversification, facilitate robust markets for livestock and livestock products and enhance consolidation of knowledge base to enhance climate change adaptation and market orientation. This will be achieved through three specific objectives: