Group seeks to mitigate drought effects in Turkana West

By KNA/KBC Reporter

Tupado in collaboration with a Germany Organization, Germany Agrovet, have initiated measures to mitigate drought effects to residents of Turkana West Sub County.

Over 500 animals were bought in Natiira and Nanam under the off-take program also called restocking of animals slaughtered by the community and redistributed back to the community as relief food.

Tupado project Coordinator Sammy Ekal said, his organization and that of Germany have put more focus on Nanam and Natiira, because the two areas were the most affected after losing many animals to drought leaving the community in abject poverty.

Under the drought mitigation program, Tupado and its partners are also involved in a cash transfer program targeting the most vulnerable families who lost all their animals to drought, or had no livestock at all.

The restocking program and the cash transfer by Tupado and its Germany partner will continue in Turkana West until the situation improves as they target to buy more than 10,000 animals.


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