RANGELAND REHABILITATION


The rangelands cover three quarters of Kenya and underpin our livestock and wildlife industries. However, rangeland communities are the poorest and least politically represented in Kenya and face several growing threats. Severe droughts, wildlife poaching, land degradation, land subdivision, lack of basic infrastructure and poor education have resulted in deepening poverty and social disruption. In the past, various landowner and wildlife associations have tried to address these threats, however their voice has been weak. ACC in collaboration with the South Rift Association of Land Owners (SORALO) have formed the Kenya Rangeland Coalition (KRC) to give voice to the communities residing in these rangelands and influence development to enhance their future.



Further the healthy coexistence of people and wildlife, and conserve life-giving ecosystems.

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Projects & Progress

ACC Rangeland Rehabilitation in Kenya

RESEEDING PROJECT

Over 200 acres of formerly degraded rangeland has been reseeded with drought resistant grass species in Amboseli and South Rift, producing over 1400 bales of hay. From this over 700 bales of hay were harvested at Rombo Group Ranch and stored in community stores. This has helped reduce environmental degradation caused by overstocking thus allowing the regeneration of rangeland.

ACC Rangeland Rehabilitation in Kenya

PASTURE MANAGEMENT TRAINING

Training on harvesting and storing of hay on the site is being coordinated by the ministry of livestock officers who also give tips on pasture management. This project is providing options of fodder for the livestock during the dry periods and also provides seeds which are used for planting during the next season thus improving food security.

ACC Rangeland Rehabilitation in Kenya

FOOD SECURITY

The stocked supply of hay provides feeds to livestock during the dry seasons thus improving the food security. A total of 200 bales were harvested by the farmers who reseeded their own degraded plots with drought resistant grass varieties. Some of the community members who took part in the rehabilitation harvested between 40-100 bales from their respective land parcels.

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