Entries by Laikipia Wildlife Forum

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Destination Laikipia To Offer Fresh Leisure, Living, Learning and Loving Laikipia Experience

The County Government and the Laikipia Tourism Association (LTA) have reached an agreement on the management of a promotional-booking website (Destination Laikipia) a platform that is dedicated to boost tourism and investments in the County. The new website is designed to be a one-stop shop for Laikipia destinations, investments, company promotion, and living. The tourism […]

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Cross-county efforts to spur economic development in region

Everyone knows the National Disaster Emergency Agency (NDMA) as the organization leading the Government’s commitment to ending drought emergencies in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) of Kenya. They are responsible for the monthly monitoring of conditions and early warning signs of drought in the Country. They guide drought preparedness and emergency relief. The AMAYA […]

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Good Neighbours

The communities to the North and East of Ole Naishu have been working with a membership organization (Oramat Lenaboisho) in the Laikipia east landscape to bring about better communication and more regular collaboration in the neighbourhood. Working with the support of the FORUM and Borana Conservancy, Oramat has been leading the formation of community groups […]

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Electric Fence Brings Hope To Health Centre In Arjiju, Mukogodo Forest

My name is Stephen Njoroge, I am the doctor in charge of the Arjiju Community Health Centre. I came to Makurian Group Ranch, about five years ago. When I first got here, this facility was experiencing a lot of challenges. Insecurity, human-wildlife conflict, lack of a maternity ward and there was an acute lack of […]

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More Crop for Each Drop

‘Increasing water productivity’’ was the theme of the October’s Farmers’ Field Day held in Kiahuko Area, Naro Moru WRUA, Nyeri County. The event organized by the Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership (MKEWP) in partnership with SNV. It attracted 230 farmers from 19 Water Resources Users Associations (WRUAs) from Nyeri, Meru and Laikipia Counties. The farmers were […]

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Ol Pejeta, Fauna and Flora International and MKEWP in Concert!

58 Water Resources User Associations (WRUA) members from three sub-catchments in the Greater Laikipia landscape participated in a good governance efforts led by MKEWP in partnership with Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Fauna and Flora International.  They learned about the new policies for water, and the devolved functions of County Governments in water management. The “Guide […]

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Smart Water for Agriculture Fund to benefit farmers in the Upper Ewaso Basin

Forty local SACCOs met to learn about Irrigation Acceleration Platform and how their members can access the newly launched Smart Water For Agriculture (SWA) Fund to invest in sustainable solutions in small-scale farming. The activity, organized by Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership (MKEWP), had the Kenya Union of Savings & Credit Co-operatives Ltd (KUSSCO) talk […]

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Big step in Wildlife Monitoring for IlMAMUSI Rangers

Twelve ILMAMUSI Community Forest Association (CFA) rangers underwent a 3-day training on the use of Geographical Positioning System (GPS) for wildlife monitoring, data collection, and reporting. The training was held at the CFA headquarters – Loragai office in Laikipia North Sub County, was organized by LWF and assisted by the Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT). The […]

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More Crop for a Drop of Water!

“More Produce, Less Water” was the theme of September’s Farmers Field Day held in Nkando area, Laikipia County. “Managing the scarce water resources: That’s what Smart Water For Agriculture is all about – farmers learning about how they can reap more crop for a drop of water.” SNVs Local Capacity Builder, Joyce Karimi, said. The […]

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Farming in Pastoralist Communities: “The fence is a game-changer”

  “My name is Grace Korosian, I was born and raised here in Arjiju Village, Makurian Group Ranch. A few years ago, we were just pastoralists keeping only livestock, like most Maasai Communities.  But we were introduced to crop farming by agricultural extension officers who visited our village. In our first harvest, we felt the […]