Nakuru, 31 May, 2022 / 5:43 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Order of Ministers of the Sick (Camillians), are training farmers in Sabalani area, one of the semi-arid parts of Kenya's Baringo County that is covered by the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru, to become “drivers of their own development”.
The people of the God in the area have been reached through an initiative dubbed, “Building Community Resilience and Sustainability: Enhancing Food Security through Climate Smart Agriculture in Baringo County”.
Spearheaded by the Camillian Disaster Service International (CADIS) Foundation, the humanitarian and development arm of the Italian-founded Religious Congregation, the project in the Kenyan Diocese aims as “empowering farmers to be drivers of their own development," CADIS officials say in a Monday, May 30 report.
CADIS officials say the people of God in Salabani are highly dependent on rearing animals and subsistence agriculture that is sensitive to climate variations.
The region experiences "chronic food insecurity and water scarcity," CADIS officials say, and highlight factors such poverty, natural resource-based conflicts, low human development and unfavorable climatic and weather conditions as responsible for the limited availability of food.