FaIDA has been working with the locals to provide alternative livelihoods and to diversify livelihood options for the pastoralists in the light of climate change rendering nomadic pastoralism unsustainable. Many households are forced to abandon pastoralism and seek employment.
Green house technology: On realising that the production of vegetables in open fields faces a myriad of challenges considering the scorching sun and pest attacks, FaIDA piloted the production of vegetables using greenhouse technology. FaIDA supports women groups in Kambioos refugee camp on greenhouse vegetable production. In 2014, FaIDA issued one greenhouse to a women group for growing tomatoes with was very successful and about 1.5 tons of tomatoes was harvested in one season. Variety of vegetables are grown in the greenhouse and the groups can sell to the locals and earn income. In the end, this helps improve the nutritional status of food leading to healthy lives.
In order to address the impact of climate change on pastoral household and help severely affected households find means of restarting their livelihoods, FaIDA occasion implements restocking programs where households are supplied with small stocks, mainly goats to help them restart their livelihoods and build their resilience.