Kenya to reverse ‘unproductive arid lands’ narrative
Saturday February 23 2013
Increasing pressure on arable land, disparities in human development indicators and the recent discovery of oil in Turkana are among factors that have influenced the new focus on the north. Photo/FILE Nation Media Group
A new policy on development of northern Kenya and other arid lands is seeking to reverse the narrative, proposing a range of initiatives that could see the country turning to the arid, hitherto considered unproductive and less-endowed, for growth.
With the proposal to increase investments in the arid and semi arid areas that are home to about 14 million people Kenya is hoping to be one of the countries that have successfully transformed dry areas into productive land.