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LIVELIHOOD

PISP also carried out livestock redistribution for the communities worst affected by the drought and conflicts

SECURING PASTORAL LIVELIHOODS

Livestock restocking beneficiaries.

WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH)!

We have built wide range of rain-harvesting water structures in vast areas of the county that lack any form of reliable water sources and instituted alternative form of livelihood for the pastoralist, fisher folks and other minorities.

COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT

CAP's refresher.

Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme (PISP) exists to reduce poverty and vulnerability amongst pastoralist communities in Marsabit County through provision of appropriate community empowerment strategies for enhanced and sustainable development.

 

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

Rainfall report: 22.1 mm of rainfall was recorded in Mt Marsabit and 14.4 mm recorded in Moyale Station. The spatial and temporal distribution was poor.

Vegetation condition; Pasture and browse condition is fair in agro pastoral livelihood and poor in most areas in pastoral livelihood zone as confirmed by VCI which shows severe vegetation deficit for County.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators; farmers have planted maize and beans. Maize is above the knee stage and withering out due to depressed moisture. Livestock body condition is good to fair in agro pastoral livelihood zone and fair to poor in pastoral livelihood for all the species - Milk production has slightly improved in Agro pastoral livelihood zone and reduced in Pastoral Livelihood. Livestock Migration patterns is not normal. In and out migration was reported in the County. Livestock deaths as a result of drought have been reported.

Access indicators; Terms of trade has slightly improved due to increase in goat prices. Return distance to water sources for human depicted insignificant increase in December. Milk consumption has marginally increased in few areas especially agro pastoral and declined in pastoral livelihood zone. Cost of water (20 litres) is within normal ranges of Ksh 0-5.

Utilization Indicators; malnutrition levels in the County was 19.9% a slight improvement compared to last month. Coping strategies index has stabilized when compared to last month although still remains above the normal ranges.

 

Read the full bulletin here...Marsabit County Drought Early Warning Bulletin

Water & Sanitation
To reduce shocks associated with recurrent episodes of the devastating droughts.

Peace Building
Builds trust & harmonious co-existence among various groups and communities.

Education
To enable the school going age children among the nomadic families acquire basic education.

Micro Enterprises
Supports communities to diversify sources of income than solely relying on livestock sector.

Livelihood
Livestock redistribution for the communities worst affected during droughts and conflicts.

Emergency Intervention
Carries out various emergency related activities in the county during drought emergencies.

Good Governance
As means to ensure pro-poor policies that benefit wider sections of the society.

Health & Nutrition
Targets vulnerable women and children below the age of five years in the target communities.

Reducing poverty and vulnerability amongst pastoralist communities

Areas of focus include Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Livelihoods Support and Development, Leadership and Good Governance, Education, Peace Building and Conflict Resolution, Enterprise and Capacity Development Services and Health and Nutrition.

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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

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Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme (PISP)
“Sora Qere Centre”
P.O. Box 298-60500 Marsabit, Kenya
Telephone: +254 69 210 2201
Facsimile: +254 69 210 2156
Email: admin@pisp.org