Food Security & Livestock Development

Food security project focuses on protection of livestock assets, maximizing productivity and herd growth for poorer agro pastoral households as its overall project goal. To address this, the organization is working with the county government on formulation and implementation of policies that promote livestock production, promote herd growth through natural resource sharing, management, reducing conflicts at water sources and access to social services for livestock and equip women and youth with knowledge and skills for entrepreneurship and marketing of animals and livestock products.

Capacity building and advocacy on modern methods of farming like drip irrigation and grant support of the community in construction of affordable greenhouses.

ENAI Africa has initiated and  partnered with other grass-root agencies in adoption of modern technologies eg kitchen gardens and the “Schools Fruits and Vegetable Production Project”. The goal is to introduce schools feeding programme that is self-sustaining.

The milk project:  this is an initiative with the women at grassroots level to collect milk and preserve in a coolant then repackaging for school feeding program and sell it to other vendors. This initiative will benefit women since milk is the only commodity that they are perceived to own, by selling and encouraging them to do value addition of their milk, to produce products like cheese, yogurt.

Change Stories

Food Security is simply the condition whereby there is enough food supply to individuals and access to it. Mrs. Everlyne Kipirr  the secretary of the women’s group is one of the pastoralist women from Naretoi area.  "Maasai women need to finally get up and engage in activities that can put food on their tables," she said.  "We have our livestock which give us milk and if we sell the milk wisely we will be able to make some money that will be help us develop ourselves", she added.

Mrs. Everline Kipirr also talked about the bead work that the Maasai women do and if they could get an outside market they could really benefit from it. This is something that the Maasai women have been doing for the longest time but have not thought of expanding their markets. "Lets use what we have to make our lives better," she concluded.