Mitigation of Climate Change through Climate Smart Agriculture
Mukingi CIU CBO
The initiative aims at incorporating different players within the process of development of agro-advisories and taking up of necessary urgent mitigation measures towards effects of climate change in Kitui County. The initiative will liaise with different organizations both government and private in developing agro-advisories to help farmers in preparation for the rains expected within a certain season. In addition, the initiative will enhance short messaging services offered by other departments on weather alerts to include more players and farmers so that the message can reach as many as possible. Through such initiatives, together with groups training and interpretation of advisories, farmers will be enabled to make informed decisions on when to plant, what to plant and the management aspects needed for optimum production of crops for food security. For livestock farmers, the initiative will allow them to make decision on management strategies to apply to mitigate against any side effect of climate change such as diseases and parasites management and fodder and pastures conservation. Ultimately, the initiative aims to promote food security in the food-deficit Kitui Couty.