Improving food security in dryland areas through Sustainable Agro-Forestry Management and Ecosystem Transformation
The project aims at reversing environmental degradation through improved holistic management of natural resources of dry land areas in order to empower communities with tools and knowledge to strengthen current livelihoods.
The primary objective of this project is strengthen agro-pastoral livelihood resilience and food security in semi-arid lands through improved agro-forestry management and sustainable ecosystem transformation.
The specific objectives are: firstly, to reverse environmental degradation through improved holistic management of natural resources of dryland areas. Secondly, to empower communities with the knowledge and tools to strengthen current livelihoods and incorporate new livelihood practices in a sustainable livelihoods framework.
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Project Snapshot

Sadhana Forest Kenya
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Operational Phase:
Phase 5
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 205,159.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 45,550.00
Project Number:
Start Date:
End Date:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Policy Impact
Sadhana Forest will work to support the government to achieve its goal of strengthening research and extension services relevant to rain-fed crop production, including soil and water conservation, organic farming, and agro-forestry. This will contribute to key poilgy in goals that recognize that agro-pastoralism and marginal farming are critical to the livelihoods of communities in semi-arid areas in particular
Gender Focus
The project aims at ensuring the full and effective participation of both men and women, while mainstreaming a focus on women as key determinants of household food security through the roles in they play in crop production, daily food preparation, and natural resource management. Promoting the role of women not only in agricultural and livestock production, but in access to and control over the benefits accrued from these productions contributes to household-level improvements in food security.
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