Resilience Livelihood Kisumu Project in Soin and Nyakch
Our four outcomes
- Individuals practising sustainable land uses.
- Households with stable sources of income.
- CSOs influencing stakeholders in sustainable use of natural resources.
- Institutions adopting strategies for sustainable use of natural resources.
Are being achieved in the following ways;
- 14 primary school teachers, 4 secondary school teachers, 2 tertiary institution tutors, 5 religious leaders, 4 volunteers and 4 advisory members trained in sustainable use of natural resources. From these 5 primary schools have formed agriculture and environment clubs. We have four demonstration units in four of these schools. They are that are purely run by the club patrons and club members.
- 175 Religious leaders, 58 being women, have been trained on the scriptural perspective of environmental management. These are not only from FPFK but also other faiths within the Nyakach and Soin communities. Four religious institutions are actively practicing sustainable land use management.
- We encourage planting of Indigenous trees, fruit trees herbs and other multiple uses trees. In this way we address water and soil conservation, increase of income streams, better health and food security. 1598 trees have been planted at various sites. Another ten thousand trees seedlings have been raised by one of our groups and they look forward to selling during the long rain period. Three groups have been formed. We are also working with four existing groups. All the seven groups advocate for sustainable environmental management by adapting to new farming technologies and teaching the community the benefits of these good farming practices.
- 22 households have been trained in diversified sources of income ad they are already practicing as they also incorporate good agricultural practices at their farms.
- The project has developed four manuals: Sustainable Land Use Management-SANLUM, Group Dynamics Management, Facilitator manual (that accrued from SANLUM manual), Religious Leaders Guide in Environmental Management, and a draft Advocacy Manual.
- 412 Farmers in the target area are practicing water and soil conservation strategies line making trash lines, cover cropping, and intercropping, improved terracing and mixed cropping. Food security is encouraged by giving skills in crop diversification using resilient planting materials like sorghum, cassava, millet and sweet potatoes. Use of naturally prepared herbicides and organic manure as a soil and water conservation approach has been taught and encouraged. All of this is done in collaboration with line ministries and likeminded organizations from both counties including Ministry of Agriculture, KARLO, One Acre Fund and Vi Agroforestry.