BACKGROUND

Baringo county is situated in former Rift valley province. The County borders Turkana and Samburu to North, Laikipia to East and West Pokot to the West. The County covers an area of 11,015.3Km2 with a population of 555,561 (population census 2009) of which 279,081 are male and 276,480 are female consisting of 103,734 households KNBS (2013)

The county is classified as arid and semi arid. Most parts of East Pokot, Baringo Central, Baringo North, Mogotio Districts are arid and semi arid. The temperatures range from a minimum of 10°C to a maximum of 35°C in different parts of the county. The rainfall varies from 1,000mm to 1,500mm in the highlands to 350mm to 600mm per annum in the lowlands. The dry seasons are in the months of january, february and March, Long rains in April, May, June and July and the short rain seasons are in August, september, October and November

County Agro-Ecological Zones

Zone County Sub-Region
LM5, &6 Kollowa,Churo, Salawa,Barwessa
LH2, UM4& LM3 Along the Tugen hills zone
Tropical Alpine (UH:LH:LM1) Mumberes, upper Eldama Ravine and  Torongo

Baringo County has six Sub-Counties namely, Baringo central, Baringo North, Marigat, Tiaty, Mogotio and Koibatek. The county is made up of six Sub counties namely: Mogotio, Eldama Ravine, Baringo South, Baringo Central, Baringo North and Tiaty. The Sub counties are further divided into 30 wards.

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Baringo county is a beneficiary of the World Bank funded RPLRP, Kenya.

The project is livestock based and will address issues of enhancing pastoral livelihoods resilience. Among other things the project will address problems of water availability for pastoralists, markets for livestock and products, livestock diseases, resource based conflicts and alternative livelihoods.

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Borehole vandalised as a result of cattle rustling in Loruk area.

Cattle rustling in the area has always been resource based (Pasture and Water).The project will invest in peace building initiatives to end cattle rustling, pasture development as well as water infrastructure development and rehabilitation.

ACTIVITY IMPLEMENTATION STATUS

Progress of component activities with list of activities (as per action plans) and cost per component

Component 1: Natural Resource Management
Output 1:  Available regional/national mapping of water resources uses and users (for investments) refined and disseminate   
Activity Status Remark/Lessons learnt
Output 2: infrastructures for water resources access developed / rehabilitated
Activity Status Remark/Lessons learnt
Construction of 2 boreholes (Ngoswonin and Mogotio LIC) Community Mobilized and Site identified Site identification done by the community. Screening done.

Hydrogeological survey done.

Ngoswonin borehole will serve approximately 578 hh and about 6000 goats, 2000 sheep and 3000 local breed cattle.

Mogotio LIC borehole will serve about 600hh and about 1,000 head of cattle of exotic breed, 1,000 goats and 2,000 sheep.

Hydrogeological survey done.
Screening done.
Construction of 1 Water Pan (Tapara in Ngaina) Community Mobilized and Site identified Community mobilization meetings held and the community identified the site.
Water Pan Survey and Design done. Proposal to construct the Pan was initiated by the community.

Estimated capacity 23,275 M3.

Current and ultimate human population to be served by the project is 1,600 and 2,890 respectively while that of livestock is 1,553.6 (L.U.)

Screening done  EIA Recommended
RPLRP Safeguards Training Organized by the NPIU Training attended CPTL and CPMEO attended the training in Eldoret.
Output 3: Securing Access to Natural Resources
Re-seed degraded areas (Rangeland Reseeding 70Ha) Site identified and enclosed 350 acres enclosed through partnership with NDMA (FFA project), World vision and missionary Terry Brynan. (MOU signed).

The project has procured 1050kg of pasture seed to cover 207 acres. This will benefit approximately 800 hh. More seed has been procured by NPIU which will cover the remaining enclosed acres as well as for seed bulking.

Seed Bulking (10Ha) Site identified Community mobilized and site identified by the community.

This community has been doing seed bulking in the past and have experience on the same (Ngaratuko group ranch).

CPSU will build on existing experience farmers to produce quality seeds.

Bush Clearing (25Ha) Site yet to be identified Community has not fully mapped out the area.
Procurement of bailing equipment (Tractor, harrow and rake) Yet to be procured by NPIU Will be procured centrally by NPIU. This will be used for pasture harvesting and land preparation.
Conflict Management Mechanism and Consultation Meeting Meeting held To build on traditional conflict management mechanisms and find ways to end cattle rustling in the County.

The meeting brought together 36 MCA’s, 73 community members, 4CEC’s and 13 members from County security team.

Development of modern group ranching was identified as a way of reducing cattle rustling incidences

Component 2: Market Access and Trade
Output 1: Market Support Infrastructure & Information Systems
Activity Status Remark/Lessons learnt
Rehabilitation of Chemogoch Holding Ground Screening done This was a livestock holding ground set aside during the colonial period (1,100 acres).

It has been neglected over the years and therefor need for rehabilitation.

The holding ground’s proximity to Nakuru and Nairobi towns presents a ready market for high quality well finished livestock. It is also close to a private slaughter house. Survey and Registration – Ongoing

Establishment of model cooperatives Sensitization meeting held The meeting brought together 50 members from livestock societies as well as members from county livestock marketing council (CLMC).

Members explored the opportunity of registering CLMC as a cooperative to support livestock marketing in the county.

Component 3: Livelihoods Support
Output 1: Regional disease surveillance and disease control service  developed and strengthened
Activity Status Remark/Lessons learnt
Surveillance of Trans-Boundary Animal Diseases (TAD); Surveillance Conducted  Vet department facilitated to conduct the surveillance. This will be a continuous process to support early detection and prevention of livestock diseases.

There is an M.O.U between Baringo, Laikipia and Samburu on cross boarder surveillance.

Refurbish and equip county laboratory Procurement process ongoing The lab to be refurbished is Marigat Lab.

Procurement process is ongoing.

Support livelihood diversification projects Bee hives kits to be procured The project will support 6 bee keeping groups with full bee hives kits. Procurement process is at evaluation stage
Conducted a Safeguard training on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Screening Practical for County Vaccination Team and CPIU Training conducted  36 Persons trained (15 vet staff, 6 Liv prod. Staff, 2 Procurement officers, 1 store man, 6 private vets and 6 drivers)

County integrated pest management plan developed in readiness for synchronized vaccination

Component 4: Pastoral Risk Management
Output 1: Early Warning Systems strengthened and harmonized in the region
Activity Status Remark/Lessons learnt
Attended a Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) training Meeting attended CPTL and CPMEO trained on CMDRR tool and processes.
Facilitated and participated in Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) Training Training conducted 11 TOT’s, 8 from implementing units and 3 community representatives trained on CMDRR.

CMDRR will be used in community mobilization for project activities. The tool brings together the community and allows them to make their own decisions.

Component 5: project management and institution support  
Output 1: Established and equipped project county offices and the national office
Activity Status Responsible Remark/Lessons learnt
Prepared Terms of Reference (TOR’s) for Modern Community Group Ranching and Resettlement Plan Workshop held Draft TOR on Modern Community Group Ranching and Resettlement Plan Developed.

This is as a result of a meeting to build on traditional conflict management mechanisms /end cattle rustling in the County which brought together community representatives and leaders.

A study on Modern Community Group Ranching and Resettlement Plan Developed will be implemented.

Office Refurbishment Work has started Contractor is on site. Works almost complete.
COUNTY MAP

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CAPITAL INVESTMENT STATUS
Livestock Corridor Investment and Location   Investments events Status
Capacity CMDRR Feasibility Study Screening Safeguard studies Remarks
  Component One: Natural Resources Management
Loruk Market (Secondary/Transit Market) – Tangulbei (Secondary) Market – Churo (Transit Market) – Lonyek (Laikipia County) Construction of borehole Ng’oswonin 40m3 per day.

 

√√ √√ √√ √√ Site identification done by the community. Screening done.

Hydrogeological survey done.

Ng’oswonin borehole will serve approximately 578 hh and about 6000 goats, 2000 sheep and 3000 local breed cattle.

Mogotio LIC borehole will serve about 600hh and about 1,000 head of cattle of exotic breed, 1,000 goats and 2,000 sheep.

Nginyang (Major Market) – Loruk (Secondary Market) – Marigat (Secondary Market) – Nakuru County Construction of borehole in Mogotio LIC 40m3 per day.

 

√√ √√ √√ √√
Nginyang (Major Market) – Kolowa (Major Market) – Lomut (West Pokot County) Construction of 1 Water Pan (Tapara in Ngaina) Estimated capacity 23,275 M3.

 

√x √√ √√ √x Community mobilization meetings held and the community identified the site.

Proposal to construct the Pan was initiated by the community.

Current and ultimate human population to be served by the project is 1,600 and 2,890 respectively while that of livestock is 1,553.6 (L.U.)

Nginyang (Major Market) – Loruk (Secondary Market) – Marigat (Secondary Market) – Nakuru County Rangeland Reseeding 70Ha √x √x √x √x 350 acres enclosed through partnership with NDMA (FFA project), World vision and missionary Terry Brynan. (MOU signed).

The project has procured 1050kg of pasture seed to cover 207 acres. This will benefit approximately 800 hh. More seed has been procured by NPIU which will cover the remaining enclosed acres as well as for seed bulking.

Nginyang (Major Market) – Loruk (Secondary Market) – Marigat (Secondary Market) – Nakuru County Seed Bulking 10Ha √x √x √x √x Community mobilized and site identified by the community.

This community has been doing seed bulking in the past and have experience on the same (Ngaratuko group ranch).

CPSU will build on existing experience farmers to produce quality seeds.

Nginyang (Major Market) – Loruk (Secondary Market) – Marigat (Secondary Market) – Nakuru County Bush Clearing 25Ha √x √x √x √x Community has not fully mapped out the area.
Procurement of bailing equipment Tractor, harrow and rake N/A N/A N/A N/A Will be procured centrally by NPIU. This will be used for pasture harvesting and land preparation.
Conflict Management Mechanism and Consultation Meeting N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A To build on traditional conflict management mechanisms and find ways to end cattle rustling in the County.

The meeting brought together 36 MCA’s, 73 community members, 4CEC’s and 13 members from County security team.

Development of modern group ranching was identified as a way of reducing cattle rustling incidences

  Component Two: Market Access and Trade
Nginyang (Major Market) – Loruk (Secondary Market) – Marigat (Secondary Market) – Nakuru County Rehabilitation of Chemogoch Holding Ground 1,100 acres √x √x √√ √x This was a livestock holding ground set aside during the colonial period (1,100 acres).

It has been neglected over the years and therefor need for rehabilitation.

The holding ground’s proximity to Nakuru and Nairobi towns presents a ready market for high quality well finished livestock. It is also close to a private slaughter house. Survey and Registration – Ongoing

Establishment of model cooperatives N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A The meeting brought together 50 members from livestock societies as well as members from county livestock marketing council (CLMC).

Members explored the opportunity of registering CLMC as a cooperative to support livestock marketing in the county.

  Component Three: Livelihood Support
Surveillance of Trans-Boundary Animal Diseases (TAD); N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Vet department facilitated to conduct the surveillance. This will be a continuous process to support early detection and prevention of livestock diseases.

There is an M.O.U between Baringo, Laikipia and Samburu on cross boarder surveillance.

Nginyang (Major Market) – Loruk (Secondary Market) – Marigat (Secondary Market) – Nakuru County Refurbish and equip county laboratory in Marigat N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A The lab to be refurbished is Marigat Lab.

Procurement process is ongoing.

Support livelihood diversification projects N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A The project will support 6 bee keeping groups with full bee hives kits. Procurement process is at evaluation stage
Conducted a Safeguard training on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Screening Practical for County Vaccination Team and CPIU N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 36 Persons trained (15 vet staff, 6 Liv prod. Staff, 2 Procurement officers, 1 store man, 6 private vets and 6 drivers)

County integrated pest management plan developed in readiness for synchronized vaccination

 

  Component Four: Pastoral Risk Management
Attended a Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) training N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A CPTL and CPMEO trained on CMDRR tool and processes.
Facilitated and participated in Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) Training N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 11 TOT’s, 8 from implementing units and 3 community representatives trained on CMDRR.

CMDRR will be used in community mobilization for project activities. The tool brings together the community and allows them to make their own decisions.

  Component Five: PMIS
Prepared Terms of Reference (TOR’s) for Modern Community Group Ranching and Resettlement Plan N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Draft TOR on Modern Community Group Ranching and Resettlement Plan Developed.

This is as a result of a meeting to build on traditional conflict management mechanisms /end cattle rustling in the County which brought together community representatives and leaders.

A study on Modern Community Group Ranching and Resettlement Plan Developed will be implemented.

Office Refurbishment N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Contractor is on site. Works almost complete.

Key

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LIVESTOCK ROUTES
  • Loruk Market (Secondary/Transit Market) – Tangulbei (Secondary) Market – Churo (Transit Market) – Lonyek (Laikipia County)
  • Nginyang (Major Market) – Kolowa (Major Market) – Lomut (West Pokot County)
  • Turkana County – Amayan – Nginyang (Major Market)
  • Barwessa (Secondary Market) – Kaptara (Secondary Market) – Ainamoi (Secondary Market) – Kapkayo (Keiyo/Marakwet County)
  • Nginyang (Major Market) – Loruk (Secondary Market) – Marigat (Secondary Market) – Nakuru County
  • Amaya (Major Market) – Samburu County
MIGRATORY ROUTES
  • Nginyang – Silale – Amaya – Samburu County
  • Nginyang – Tangulbei – Araba
  • Sibilo – Lake Baring
  • Kolloa – Ngoron – Along Kerio River – Turkana Border
  • Bartum – Marigat – Arabal
  • Yatya – Bartabwa – Kerio Valley
  • Yatya – Lake Baringo
  • Bartabwa – Along Kerio River – Barwessa
  • Marigat – Kiserian – Rugus
  • Loboi – Kinyambei – Mochongoi
  • Loboi – Eldume – Perkerra
  • Mogotio – Esageri – Koibatek Forest
PROJECT INVESTMENT SITE MAPS

PROJECT INVESTMENT SITES