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Kenya's herders swap livestock for chillies as drought bites

7 Aug 2017, TRF

In Kenya, to strengthen resilience after losing their livestock to drought, farmers have started cultivating chillies. Being a drought resistant crop that does not require fertilizer or water once the roots are established, chillies provide a safer livelihood for the farmers and help them to cope with tough climate conditions.


    National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Ministry of Devolution and Planning, State department of devolution, Directorate of special programmes
  • Website: http://www.devolutionplanning.go.ke
  • Contact:Permanent Secretary
  • Phone:+254-20-2250645 ext. 39502 +254-20-2250628 ext. 39502


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Ministry of Devolution and Planning, State department of devolution, Directorate of special programmes
  • Website: http://www.devolutionplanning.go.ke
  • Contact:Permanent Secretary
  • Phone:+254-20-2250645 ext. 39502 +254-20-2250628 ext. 39502




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