Agriculture is the mainstay of the Kenyan economy, contributing to approximately 26 percent of the annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Pastoralist and agricultural activities are dependent on rain for sustainability. Erratic rainfall has led to significant reduction in crop and livestock production including Isiolo, Marsabit and Meru counties.
In addition, limited access to basic services, insecurity and poverty rates have increased. FAO Kenya, together with the County Governments of Isiolo, Marsabit and Meru counties, conducted a study, which aims at understanding household resilience capacity in the three counties. The present brief provides guidance in policy planning for the government of Kenya, county governments, policy makers in IGAD and partner agencies.