BAYER – Crop, Livestock and Health Development Project


Anglican Development Services North Rift Region, in Partnership with the County Government of West Pokot with support from BAYER East Africa, implements Crop, Livestock and Health Development Project in West Pokot County. This is the project that aims at improving income and livelihood diversification for 8,000 people living in poverty and exclusion in West Pokot County through bulking of farm produce, livestock farming and health and sanitation.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

West Pokot County is one among the 6 Counties ADS-NR engages in facilitating community development processes. It lies in Rift Valley province of Kenya. It borders Turkana County to the North, Baringo to the East, ElgeyoMarkwet, Trans Nzoia to the South, and the Republic of Uganda to the West. The residents of West Pokot are herders and also practice mixed farming.

Based on the available statistic West Pokot is rated among the poor Counties of Kenya mainly because of scarce resource and opportunities. West Pokot County has poverty index of 68.7% according to West Pokot 2013 CIDP county fact sheet. This contributes to the national poverty index by 2.1%. The main source of household income in West Pokot is from Agriculture and livestock which contributes by 84% county income while 69% of the total populations face food insecurity (CIDP 2013).

Project Objectives

OBJECTIVE 1: CROPS DEVELOPMENT

  • To promote livelihood diversification for 8,000 people living in poverty and exclusion in West Pokot County especially smallholder farmers through availability of clean, high quality and improved planting materials

OBJECTIVE 2:  LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT

  • To Improve household income for livestock keepers and increase awareness on improved breeding stock

OBJECTIVE 3: HEALTH COMPONENT

To Improve household uptake of health and sanitation information on good practice to reduce effects of FGM on girls and women as well as reduce diseases associated with hygiene and sanitation.

Anglican Development Services North Rift Region, in Partnership with the County Government of West Pokot with support from BAYER East Africa, implements Crop, Livestock and Health Development Project in West Pokot County. This is a one year project that aims at improving income and livelihood diversification for 8,000 people living in poverty and exclusion in West Pokot County through bulking of farm produce, livestock farming and health and sanitation.