Linking Vi- Agroforestry Data with the Triple L Initiative

Published on January 31, 2014 | Author: Isabel J.A. Ochieng, Vera Karmebäck

The semi-arid areas of West Pokot County in north-western Kenya have seen dramatic developments over the past few decades. The traditional lifestyle of the Pokot people is pastoralism; however, rapid cultural, institutional and land use changes are now taking place. The Triple L initiative seeks to study, analyse and understand the causes, processes and consequences and effects of these changes and relate them to other areas with similar livelihood and land use issues (Triple L Concept Note, 2013).The County under study, West Pokot, is an area where the NGO Vi-Agroforestry has been long term active. Their activities have been more intensive in some sub-divisions and less in others. The Triple L initiative has a very close cooperation with Vi-Agroforestry. The aim of this report is to present and summarize work undertaken using already collected Vi-data to inform the topics under study at the Triple L initiative.

Vi-Agroforestry has since 2001 undertaken large-scale surveys aimed at measuring the organization’s impact on their target group, providing valuable and long-term socio-economic data. The surveys chosen to make part of this study are the ones undertaken in 2001 and 2007/08. They were chosen in order to be able to do comparative analysis over time. However, the surveys do not create a set of panel data, as there was no conscious re-interviewing of households.
Ochieng, I.J.A. and Karmebäck, V. 2014. Linking Vi-Agroforestry Data with the Triple L Initiative. Triple L – Land, Livestock and Livelihood Dynamics in Dryland Systems, West Pokot, Kenya.
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