They roamed an enormous tract of arid and semi-arid land
between forty and eighty degrees south latitude, and bounded on the east and west by two large fertile tracts.
Over 50 per cent loss of all ASAL cattle production is also expected as extreme temperature stress in the arid and semi-arid lands
exceeds 30AdegC-a tolerance limit for heat stress for cattle.
Eighty per cent of Kenya is arid and semi-arid land
, much of which can be reclaimed through irrigation and made productive through modern farming.
Rains do not come as regularly as they used to and prolonged droughts have become the order of the day, especially in the arid and semi-arid lands
'This explains why despite all Arid and Semi-Arid Lands
counties facing emergency at the moment, Wajir County is still at alarm stage meaning that we can still cope with the drought a couple of weeks due to our coordination and pre-positioning of essential services amongst other factors,' the county chief said yesterday.
figure By MANASE OTSIALO Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa has challenged counties in the arid and semi-arid lands
(Asal) to prioritise on the fight against natural calamities so as to reduce their dependence on aid.Speaking in Mandera over the weekend, Mr Wamalwa said it is heart-breaking for national government to be going in cycles responding to natural disasters.
Devolution and Arid and Semi-Arid Lands
Chief Administrative Secretary Hussein Dado said the terror group is using scholarships to entice young people in Tana River.
6 million Kenyans were severely food insecure as of 26 May 2017 and this number was rapidly rising."ANNUAL RITUAL class="MsoNormalIt went on: "High levels of malnutrition are prevalent across the arid and semi-arid lands
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation is currently supporting the strengthening of Kenya's water and livestock sectors in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands
Mr Wamalwa made a passionate appeal to counties to set aside adequate funds for long term interventions especially in regions where drought is common."ASAL (arid and semi-arid lands
) counties need to do much more because they are the hardest hit both during drought and floods.