The main aim of this project was to rehabilitate gulley’s through harvesting run-off water that could be used for irrigation by the community . The project was supported by Participatory Ecologically Land Use Management (PELUM Kenya)
Rehabilitation of the gulley’s through runoff water harvesting will be innovative while creating job opportunities for the youth and women. The idea was to up scalable to other communities in drought prone areas.
Sustainable land management practices are key in the rehabilitation process. Gully bed plantation especially moist tolerant trees and grasses, will help break the flow and velocity of water runoff thereby protecting the gully bed from erosion.
The overall goal for the project will be to integrate youth in the peri- urban centers into vegetable production and marketing with emphasis on the change of altitudes for the youth to embrace agriculture innovation as an activity for the young generation while rehabilitating the environment.