Development, Insecurity, Marginalization and “Integration of projects” approach in Samburu County .

Espila Lucy

Ministry of Livestock official vaccinates the dairy goats during the distribution in Kirimon. Ministry of Livestock official vaccinates the dairy goats during the distribution in Kirimon.

According to information obtained in a food security and needs assessment conducted in May 2013 in Samburu, by Caritas Maralal in partnership with CAFOD, various factors contribute to food insecurity among communities. They include; insecurity and conflict, lack of knowledge on better farming practices as well as changing rainfall patterns all contribute to keep many rural communities food insecure. Reliance on livestock, susceptible to droughts, diseases and raids, for food has seen many of these communities become reliant on food aid most of the year. This is despite existence of community resources such as land and labour to transform them into food secure communities.
Over the years, Insecurity has been the hindrance of development in Samburu County. Cases of highway banditry, cattle rustling, proliferation of small arms and light weapons, lives lost as a result of inter-ethnic…

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