AICCRA and Lewa: Forging a Path towards Sustainable Agriculture and Community Resilience

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Lewa’s story is one of resilience, determination, and reality. Struggling in a changing climate without losing hope is a clichéd reality. “Should we now rethink what farmers have learned in dryland ecosystems?” This is the question we asked ourselves repeatedly during initial discussions on this partnership. This question is still on the minds of many – the transition from research, to development, to practical, participatory, and locally driven adaptation.

The Lewa Conservancy generally favors a holistic approach to livelihoods – people, animals, health and the planet. Such is the impactful collaboration we have forged through Lewa Conservancy. This partnership is dedicated to building community resilience by enhancing widespread access to enhanced climate smart agriculture (CSA) technologies. Run by Kenyans for Kenyans, Lewa Conservancy serves as a secure habitat for Africa’s most endangered species through locally led wildlife protection and community development programs. Under their Community Development Programme, Lewa actively engages with over 60,000 people annually, addressing fundamental needs such as basic health, education, and livelihood needs. Over the past decade, Lewa Conservancy has supported thousands of farmers through various projects and programs. These initiatives have effectively increased agricultural outputs, improving food security and higher household incomes.

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