Goal 1: No Poverty
Emu Sacco contributes to SDG1 by building the resilience of the small holder farmers and those in vulnerable situations through reducing their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events such as prolonged droughts by financing infrastructures for water harvesting, storage and efficient use. The Sacco advocates for a paradigm shift from rain-fed type of farming to irrigation farming.
Goal 2: Zero Hunger
Emu Sacco empowers its members to have sustainable food production systems and practice resilient agricultural practices that increase production. This helps maintain ecosystems and strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and progressively improves land and soil quality.
Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation for All
Emu Sacco substantially contributes to the realization of SDG6 through increasing rain water harvesting and storage and water-use efficiency. The Sacco avails modern farming technologies that enhance water use efficiency in irrigation (drips, mulching papers). The Sacco collaborates with MKEWP, WRUAs , CWPs and other CSO’s in the landscape to implement integrated water resources management in the Ewaso Basin. To date over 80,000 cubic meters of rain water harvesting structures have been completed with financial and technical support from Emu Sacco.
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Emu Sacco has partnered with Sun-Culture who avail green energy technologies, such as solar panels for domestic use and solar powered pumps for irrigation use. The Sacco works with the Sistema Company, which provides bio-digesters to farmers to harness biogas for cooking from animal manure and other organic waste.
Goal 13: Climate Action
Emu Sacco conducts awareness creation seminars and trainings to its members on smart water for agriculture and climate change mitigation and adaptation forums to strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity of small holder farmers to climate-related hazards and natural disasters.
Goal 15: Life on Land
Emu Sacco enhances the global support efforts to ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements. The Sacco supports its members to acquire on-farm water storage structures that can be used during the dry seasons thus ensuring fair and equitable water sharing for downstream users. The Sacco also works with MKEWP to ensure water resources and water towers are conserved to ensure their capacities to provide benefits that are essential for sustainable development are maintained.