To strengthen existing wildlife anti-poaching and human-wildlife conflict (HWC) prevention, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the Wildlife Information and Landscape Database (WILD) — a mobile phone application and cloud-based database designed to improve collection, sharing, management and analysis of biodiversity information in East Africa.
The Mara-Serengeti ecosystem has significant socio-economic benefits not only for Kenya and Tanzania, but also for the entire East Africa Region. This basin supports the livelihoods of more than one million people by providing critical biodiversity and ecosystem services such as water supply, agriculture, and livestock and fisheries production. The basin is also home to some of the world’s most iconic and magnificent wildlife in the world, an important part of the economy and tourism industry.
On behalf of the donor community and the USAID mission in Kenya and East Africa, I am delighted to join CIMMYT on this auspicious occasion to mark the 50 years they have devoted to ensuring that smallholder farmers and their families can meet their need for food and nutritional security. This is a daunting but critical task in this part of the world. So first of all, I want to say thank you for your dedicated work.
In Kenya, USAID works in collaboration with the Government of Kenya and partners to reduce extreme poverty and promote a resilient, democratic society. The Kenya Report to the People 2015 documents our shared achievements in programs in health, population and nutrition; education and youth; democracy, governance and conflict; economic growth and agriculture; and environment and natural resources.
USAID is advancing Kenya’s sustainable growth by supporting community-based natural resource management, improving ecosystem resilience, and building capacity to implement a low emissions development strategy.
Last updated: March 03, 2017