Water for livestock in the drylands: The case of Wajir County

  • By Claire Bedelian
  • 04/09/2019
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In the pastoral drylands, water is a major tool for sustainable rangeland management. Water development in pastoral areas has focused on increasingly the availability of water through infrastructure development without engaging local communities or considering the needs of both people and livestock. This can exacerbate water scarcity and undermine rather than promote resilience in dryland areas.

This technical brief gives guidance on issues to consider in the context of water development in the pastoral drylands, with examples from Wajir County, Kenya.

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