ALIN Awarded 2011 Access to Learning Award by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

James Nguo, ALIN Regional Director, rejoices after the announcement in San Juan, Puerto Rico by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Photo: © BMGF

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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Impacts of Climate Change on Livestock in kyuso

By John Njue Njiru

For several years, Kyuso framers have endured the pain of looking for pasture. Due to prolonged drought, the only place they can get pasture for their livestock is Mumoni hills which is approximately 12 kilometers from Kyuso.

This year the problem has worsened since the grass that used to be found around Mumoni and Matingani hills is no longer there.

The animals here are surviving on root tubers which are so scarce and expensive for the drought stricken community. Read full detail