Ongoing Drought Crisis Endangering Wildlife in Laikipia

Laikipia County is one of East Africa’s most important areas for wildlife conservation. First, Laikipia contains higher populations of large mammals than any protected or unprotected landscape in Kenya, outside of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Secondly, Laikipia is rich in biodiversity with over 95 species of mammals, 540 species of birds, over 700 species…

Effects of Climate Change on the African Farmer and Adaptation Mechanisms

The 27th Conference of Parties (COP27) is described as an African COP which must address climate change challenges in Africa. Africa contributes only 3% to greenhouse gas emissions but suffers disproportionately from its impacts. Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa are particularly vulnerable to climate change, because they mostly rely on rain-fed agriculture instead of irrigation. In…