Agriculture & Livestock Extension
Laikipia, where the Ol Pejeta Conservancy is located, is a dry area. Traditional rain-fed agriculture often fails.
This results in inadequate nutrition amongst local people who are consequently forced to rely on government funded relief supplies.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy's Agricultural Extension Support:
- With the help of ICEP, Lengetia Farm and the Ministry of Agriculture, Ol Pejeta employs two agricultural extension officers, who assist farmers to develop appropriate technologies to implement dry-land farming (conservation agriculture) and drip irrigation techniques
- Ol Pejeta and the African Wildlife Foundation have recently set up a revolving fund of $350,000 to support a program entitled “Linking Livestock Market with Wildlife Conservation”
- Ol Pejeta's livestock sector also provides support to 3 community cattle dips