Narok is one of the 21 Counties categorized as Arid and Semi-Arid (ASALs) in Kenya. The county lies in the Great Rift Valley, home to a few major rivers, arid and rugged landscapes, and volcanic landforms with areas of prominent geothermal activities. The County covers an area of 17,933.1 Km2. with a population of 1,157,873 (KNBS, 2019).
Narok County is endowed with diverse natural resources and a rich Maasai culture. The County’s main economic activities include pastoralism, crop farming, conservation and tourism enterprise and trade, spread across the three broad agro-ecological zone, namely Mau highlands, Mara grassland and the Transmara Midlands.
This report compiled by Kimaren Ole Riamit, Director at Indigenous Livelihoods Enhancement Partners
(ILEPA), Kenya, highlights Climate Change, Drought Dynamics and their Implications in Kenya - using Narok County as a case.
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