Kenya Mission May 2024 - Climate change adaptation in Kenya’s drylands

The AICCRA Mission is scheduled to take place in Kenya in May 2024 in Nairobi, bringing together AICCRA leads and key team members from all six focus countries, as well as partners and representatives from the World Bank.

The urgency of climate change adaptation in the Kenyan arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) has become increasingly evident.

The region suffered through a deep, fiveseason-long drought from 2021-2023, which severely affected productivity, livelihoods, and the environment. This resulted in extensive crop failures, a significant decline in household food security, and loss of income sources for hundreds of thousands of smallholder farmers, placing an estimated five million Kenyans in a state of acute food shortage and hunger.

In response to these challenges, the Kenyan government has launched several initiatives aimed at climate change adaptation in agriculture, including the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP) and its subsequent phase, the Food Systems Resilience Project (FSRP), as well as the Financing Locally-Led Climate Action (FLLoCA) Program.

Building on these efforts, the Accelerating Impacts of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA) project’s Kenya team is actively engaging with multiple aspects of the climate-smart development ecosystem to promote sustainable and equitable change.

The following downloads contain all the information you need for the AICCRA Mission and Field Visit in Kenya:

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