An Overview Of Our Solution
- Population Impacted:
- Continent: Africa
1/2 of Kenya
Local resources the community depends on, and for what purpose
Local threats to resources
Level of sensitivity
Level of adaptive capacity
Organizing workshops and forming small working groups which will enable the communities have first hand information on the climate change adaptive farming technologies. Education through social media on social media climate change adaptive farming technology and statistics on food production Organizing field days where we can be having regular visits to farmers homes to enlighten and educate them on their farming practices. Organizing community barazas through the village elders to educate community members,
Economic Indicators used to measure benefit
Percentage increase in forest cover. Better crop yield.
Community/Social Indicators used to measure benefit
Climate change adaptive farming tools Cost- 10,000$ Organizing workshops/conflict resolution trainings. Cost- 1000$ Per community Field trips to the farms for volunteers. Cost-150$ every 3 times a week.
Increased income generation channels Increased crop yield Increased revenue Increased food security
Ecological Indicators used to measure benefit
Variety of crop yield Monthly crop yield audits Increased food security Reduced level of malnutrition
What were/are the challenges your community faced in implementing this solution?
Community attitude- can be overcome by personal interaction and demonstrations to the locals on the direct benefits of this climate change adaptive farming practices. Insecurity- by involving local community leaders Language barrier- by identifying responsible members of the community and having a discipleship programme for training the rest. Illiteracy- use of simple and easily comprehensive climate change adaptive farming practices.
Describe the community-based process used to develop the solution including tools and processes used
Through social media sensitization of young farmers on climate adaptive farming and farming technologies. This involves training farmers on alternative farming crops which mitigate dangers associated with climate change. This has been effected by local community support organizations which among them include YVE Kenya. This is usually conducted for months before and after planting periods. Also during Agricultural exhibitions and trainings.
Climate hazard of concern
How does your solution reduce the exposure of and buffer/protect the ecosystem affected?
How has your solution increased the capacity of the ecosystem to adapt to potential climate changes?
Transitioning from habitual farming tools and technologies to climate adaptive farming tools and tools which will improve both crop yield and in effect ensure sustainable development hence mitigating climate change.
How does your solution reduce the exposure of and buffer/protect the communities affected?
By eradication of poverty through sustainable income generation capacities and increase in food security and mitigation of climate change.
How does your solution reduce the sensitivity of the communities affected?
By shifting from their habitual farming practices, to climate change adaptive farming the community is able to improve their livelihoods by increasing crop yields, maximizing on income generating methodologies.
How has your solution increased the capacity of local communities to adapt to potential climate changes?
Increased local knowledge on climate adaptive farming technologies and tools. Also, a more enlightened generation in raised which can prolong this culture. Develop strong and active social networks within the community through internet and information materials eg sharing success stories.
Can this solution be replicated elsewhere?
It can be replicable anywhere in Africa where country s depend on specific regions as the bread basket. W e target the farmers, train and equip them with climate change adaptive farming tools and technologies.