The primary economic activities in Emali, Kenya, are livestock rearing and crop farming, but regular drought wreaks havoc over both. In response, ChildFund’s work in Emali has a strong focus on improving irrigation options, but we still have a lot of work to do!
We’re also helping farmers improve their herd and pasture quality. Maasai pastoralists will be supported with access to artificial insemination services, and farmers will be trained in pasture management techniques. We’ll also train crop farmers to enhance farming techniques, leading to better productivity.
Farmer cooperatives will also be established and members will be trained in marketing and business management. This will support the livelihood improvement work ChildFund has been doing with craft artists, helping them develop their products and find markets for them.