Kenya’s Climate Change Legislation Takes Shape To Save Struggling Farmers

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NAIROBI - About 500 thousand Kenyan small-scale tea farmers are facing uncertainty with their crop yields and might have to give up their plantations in favour of farming climate-resilient food crops.
According to Daniel Njau, a small-scale farmer from central Kenya, “tea is very sensitive to climate change. Any drastic weather changes spell doom for the cash crop.”

United Nations scientists have also warned that yields of other staple foods, including beans, will shrink by 68 percent.

Experts have blamed Kenya’s low adaptive capacity on the lack of a national policy and law on climate change.

Kenya’s legal framework is sectoral and fragmented, with each sector containing its own legislation. (END//2014)

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