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Kenya has a land size of 582,646 Square Kilometers, 97.8% comprising of land and 2.2% water surfaces. 20% of the land area is classified as medium to high potential land and 80% as Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL). Land has a central position in Kenya’s social, economic and political history. An estimated 75% of the country’s population depends on land for their livelihoods, making the ownership, management and control of the resource of great importance.

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Farmers regreen Kenya’s drylands with agroforestry and an app

Farmers regreen Kenya’s drylands with agroforestry and an app

11 September 2021

A Quarter of the world’s 4.4 billion hectares (10.9 million acres) of cropland is degraded, often due to drying, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Just over a hectare and a half, or 4 acres, of that dried-out land have for years been located at Benedict- pound) bags of…

Baringo, Kwale, Laikipia, Kitui, West Pokot and Lamu are among counties at risk of severe food shortages.

Kenya declares drought a national disaster

9 September 2021

Nairobi. President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday declared the drought ravaging parts of the country a national disaster. The declaration comes just a month after the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) said an estimated 2.1 million Kenyans face acute food shortage and would be in…

ctivist Okiya Omtatah at the Milimani Law Courts. FILE PHOTO | NMG

Omtatah challenges time limitation on historical land injustice suits

8 September 2021

Activist Okiya Omtatah has moved to court to challenge a section of the law that limits the period within which victims of historical land injustices can make compensation claims. Mr Omtatah argues it is not practically possible that the National Land Commission (NLC) will have addressed the…

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Musul – The second community in Kenya to secure their land rights, the first to do so using legal empowerment Visit

Musul – The 2nd community in Kenya to secure their land rights, the 1st to do so using legal empowerment

30 July 2021

The Maasai community of Musul have lived on the same land in Laikipia county for generations. It is their source of food and water, the heart of their culture and beliefs, and their ancestral home. But until recently, their legal rights to govern it were tenuous. Thousands of rural and Indigenous…

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State of Land Data & Information in East Africa: Catalyzing East Africa's Land Data Ecosystem

There is no doubt the Global Data Revolution has reached the land sector. Government data portals, open access academic journals, community mapping initiatives and other citizen-generated data - there is a palpable positive drive across the world that allows processes such as data collection to be…