Agriculture and Climate Change Adaptation Planning in Kenya
Lucy Ng’ang’a, who is working as an Agriculture and Climate Change Expert in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Kenya, describes why and how the country is preparing its national adaptation plan.
In Kenya, the most vulnerable people are already being impacted by climate variability. Ms Ng’ang’a underlines the need to build capacity at all levels as being essential for climate change adaptation, especially in rural areas.
The agriculture sector is the main sector of the Kenyan economy. Farmers practice mainly rain-fed agriculture, and therefore, are vulnerable to climate change. Availability of weather information is essential for planning food production.
The FAO-UNDP “Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag)” Programme is working the government of Kenya, and other countries, to safeguard livelihoods and promote resilience.