Climate change impacts, adaptation options and opportunities for investment in agro-pastoral value chains in arid and semi-arid regions of Kenya

This report examines the risk of climate-related impact on nature-based value chains in four arid and semi-arid counties in Kenya, where the intersection of climate-related hazard and vulnerability of pastoral communities and natural systems necessitates a shift from resilience to adaptation. Rising severity and frequency of droughts and floods, unprecedented emergence of pests and diseases, increased land degradation, and variations in temperature and rainfall have had immense impacts on communities and value chains in arid and semi-arid regions of Kenya. This has led to instability of food systems, poor quality of life and increased vulnerability of pastoral communities to shocks and stress.