Study Area: Isiolo and Garissa counties. Located in the North East of Kenya regarded as Arid Semi-Arid Land.
Livelihood: Large pastoral populations with isolated croplands in the riverine areas. Both of these counties have high poverty rates (59.1% and 65.5%, respectively), and depend on natural resources for a large proportion of their economic productivity.
Vegetation Cover: Bush/Shrub land with Grassland patches and riverine woodlands.
Climate: Tropical Arid and Semi-Arid
|Area (square km)||25,336.10||45,720.20|
|Population (2009 Census)||143,294||623,060|