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10th International Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference
"Rainwater International 2001"
Mannheim, Germany - September 2001

Section 5: Legal and Political Aspects of Rainwater Harvesting

Paper 5.12

Community Development of Water Pans in Nyakach - An ICRAF/ Ministry of Agriculture Initiative

J.A.Ouko
Kenya
email: akoko@passage.africaonline.com

Introduction

Kenya with population of 29 million has more than half its people living in the Lake Victoria basin. Though the community has vast natural resource potential, the economic infrastructure, environmental and institutional constraints have prevented substantial success in community livelihood systems.

Enormous erosion flooding and drought characterize the lake basin

These features result into low land productivity in this area. Land degradation is of major concern not only for the health of the lake, but also for the food and livestock security of it's rapidly expanding populace. In addition, limited economic activities whose profitability is worsened by poor infrastructure and weak local institutions diminish the capacity of the affected communities to optimally explore and utilize the available development opportunities.

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