The “OASIS ECOSYSTEM” project carried on by the Water Right Foundation (WRF-Florence, Italy) and University of Florence, Faculty of Architecture, has been developed to promote and improve local economic development for the populations of Loiyangalani, village-oasis located in the district of Marsabit (north Kenya, along the Turkana Lake) by providing training and information for the management and protection of local ecosystem-resources. The main interests of the project are: 1) To protect the Loiyangalani Oasis ecosystem and to fight desertification in this area; 2) Realize a prototype of “ new vegetation” finalized to widen the Oasis ecosystem, to increase food productivity for the local populations and to supply new areas of pasture for the domestic animals that effects of increment of the loss of ground are one of the main causes; 3) Enhance the water resources available both for potable and irrigation purposes; 4) Provide the know-how for the construction and management of water resources to the local populations, the area-prototype and other areas for new vegetation.

Oasis of Loiyangalani Kenya.Combat desertification.Water resources management / L.VALLERINI;G.CECCANTI. - In: AQUA MUNDI. - ISSN 2038-3584. - STAMPA. - 2(2011), pp. 15-26.

Oasis of Loiyangalani Kenya.Combat desertification.Water resources management.

VALLERINI, LORENZO;
2011

Abstract

The “OASIS ECOSYSTEM” project carried on by the Water Right Foundation (WRF-Florence, Italy) and University of Florence, Faculty of Architecture, has been developed to promote and improve local economic development for the populations of Loiyangalani, village-oasis located in the district of Marsabit (north Kenya, along the Turkana Lake) by providing training and information for the management and protection of local ecosystem-resources. The main interests of the project are: 1) To protect the Loiyangalani Oasis ecosystem and to fight desertification in this area; 2) Realize a prototype of “ new vegetation” finalized to widen the Oasis ecosystem, to increase food productivity for the local populations and to supply new areas of pasture for the domestic animals that effects of increment of the loss of ground are one of the main causes; 3) Enhance the water resources available both for potable and irrigation purposes; 4) Provide the know-how for the construction and management of water resources to the local populations, the area-prototype and other areas for new vegetation.
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