The Republic of Kenya is classified as a low-income country and large populations in vulnerable areas of the country continue to live below the poverty line. The majority of livelihoods, and thus the economy, is reliant on rain-fed agriculture; however, Kenya comprises 83% arid and semi-arid land, which is vulnerable to extreme droughts exacerbated by climate change and variability.

This supplementary report forms part of research undertaken for UNDP’s Regional Bureau of Africa Regional Environment Project on the Management of Environmental Service and Financing for Sustainable Development.

This study was conducted between October 2013 and November 2014. The fieldwork behind the study was concluded in July 2014, and thus every attempt has been made to ensure the data referenced is factual up until this date.

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