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Lina Wakio of Mwangere FFS

Country Kenya
Year 2021
Copyright ©Judith Mulinge

Lina Wakio is a young mother and widow, living in Taita Taveta County, Kenya. As a part of the Mwangere Farmer Field School, she has learned different poultry rearing methods and has found an alternative source of income for her household. Through the Agricultural Climate Resilience Enhancement Initiative (ACREI), farmers like Lina have been introduced to poultry rearing as an alternative source of livelihood in an area where inadequate rains have resulted in persistent crop failures. This provides an alternative source of income to help communities cope with the effects of climate change and provide alternative enterprise for areas with prolonged human-wildlife conflicts.

ACREI is a 3 -year (2018-2021) partnership program between the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Center (ICPAC), with funding from the Adaptation Fund.