World Bank injects US$40.3m to restore livelihoods of Kenyan farmers affected by the locust invasion

KENYA – The World Bank has injected ksh.4.3 billion (US$40.3m) to finance the Emergency Locust Response Program (ELRP) in Kenya targeting to restore the livelihood of farmers in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) areas that have been affected by the locust invasion. The project will be implemented in the next three years and the financing will also incorporate surveillance control and long term sustainability. The restoration programme is further designed to strengthen farmer producer organizations to facilitate access to inputs, services and output markets for sustainable restoration of their livelihoods.…

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