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17 Jun 2017 description

ACORD (Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development) is a Pan-African non-governmental organisation that has been working for social justice and development in Africa since 1976. Our work is guided by a number of fundamental values and working principles, chief amongst these is our belief that people themselves are the primary actors in their own development.

12 May 2014 description


This report highlights the importance of African countries holding food reserves for promoting food security and price stability. It analyses the food reserves policies of three countries in East Africa – Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda – showing how these can, indeed must, be improved to address hunger.

22 Mar 2011 description

As Kenya is getting ready for the 2012 elections and the responsible actors for post-election violence in 2007/08 are yet to face justice, it is critical to build community peace and reconciliation to prevent a repeat of violence.

29 Sep 2010 description

"Manage your livestock, let them not manage you. It is you who know what they need and what you need from them" This was a message from Mr. Njuguna of Jasho Dairies at a recent innovative workshop in Kenya. The workshop brought together representatives of pastoralists and small scale farmers in the country, in order to share experiences, success stories and ideas and to find and learn techniques to improve their livelihoods, crop farming and livestock production.

For one session the workshop participants joined Njuguna at his farm.

30 Mar 2010 description

Executive Summary

Over time, women and children have borne the brunt of off ensive cultural practices that perpetuate sexual and gender-based violence. Recurrent trends of violence before and after general elections in Kenya, and most notably after the 2007 General Election, have resulted in the rape, gang rape and defilement of many women and children.

06 Oct 2009 description


The history of women's rights actors' engagement with statecraft has over the years gone through various waves and as a result varied strategies have been adopted. One of the most common approaches across the continent has been to target the legal and policy environment of the state as a means through which the rights of women can be entrenched. The rationale to such an approach was that that a reform oriented approach that worked to incrementally change the system was favoured rather than one that radically overhauled it.

07 Jul 2009 description

African governments must live up to their commitments to invest at least 10% of the national budgets in agriculture, in order to address the current food crisis and break Africa's present dependency on the whims of the global market.

This must be coupled with a focus on protecting the most vulnerable.

09 Dec 2008 description

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A community social contract was signed on Friday, 21 November 2008 by communities of Kipsigis and Kisii in an event held at Borderline Academy in Burgei to symbolize a transition from protracted ethnic conflict to peaceful coexistence. This was to mark the turning point towards unity and development among the communities, as part of a project coordinated by the Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD) and Cereal Growers Association (CGA) seeking to create space for community dialogue and reconciliation.

25 Apr 2008 description

Imagine having to walk 10km every day to get safe water?

The drought in Kenya has continuously worsened since 2004. By mid 2005 drought effects had reached devastating proportions especially in Arid and semi-arid lands where up to 4.5 million people were severely affected by lack of food, water and means of livelihood. To address this emergency situation, ACORD has implemented a project on support to drought affected Maasai communities located in Kajiado District in Southern Kenya...

The drought in Kenya has continuously worsened in the past years.

26 May 2005 description

Many individuals and organizations have responded differently to the current severe drought in Kenya following the president's declaration of the situation as a national disaster.

The prolonged drought that caused substantial crop failures throughout most of the country, as well as large livestock losses in pastoral areas, has caught the attention of many stakeholders including the United Nation.

Many Individuals, Non Governmental organizations, Private and corporate sectors have responded promptly and donated foodstuffs and cash to severely affected areas.

According to a …