and the Project Area
The Entooma Sidai project area located within Kenya’s Narok County covers over 500,000 hectares of degraded land. The project area shares the same ecological factors as the Maasai Mara National Reserve it borders towards the north. Its savannah plains are a mix woodland and grasslands with widely spaced trees.
Entoma Sidai’s mission is to establish sustainable grassland management practices that bolster livestock production. Our approach involves cultivating grass and revitalizing degraded lands through comprehensive grass reseeding initiatives.
IMPROVING GRASSLANDS FOR
The Maasai Community
The Maasai community resides on the project area and they continue to uphold their cultural traditions and maintain livestock as their primary form of livelihood. Their climate adjusted livestock are mainly Zebu cattle, Dorper sheep, and the Small East African goat. As semi-nomadic pastoralist, they move with their livestock throughout the different seasons from place to place in search of viable grasslands while retaining their ancestral lands both in Narok and Kajiado Counties.
As their land is being subdivided due to increasing population pressures, their communal land system, traditional way of living, and peaceful coexistence with other people, wildlife, and the land is under threat and being eroded. There is also growing pressure to convert privately held subdivided land to agriculture, which would ultimately result in the further degradation of grasslands and threatens the entire ecosystem.