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The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization has declared Kenya's arid and semi-arid regions to be among the world's most vulnerable due to climate change, the BBC reports.

According to a press release, the regions are home to some of the world's most vulnerable populations, including elephants, rhinos, and giraffes, which are at increased risk from droughts, flooding, and climate change.

The regions are also home to some of the world's most overgrazed and overstocked land.

"The land is often overgrazed and overstocked, and human population growth causes competition for land use between crop production and livestock and agriculture and wildlife," the press release states.

"Farmers use extensive farming systems, and the inadequate supply of certified forage seeds and vegetative planting materials, low forage management skills, and low commercialization of forage production leave much potential for improvement," it continues.

A three-year project funded by the European Union and Kenya's Ministry of Foreign Affairs aims to boost the livelihoods of farmers in the regions by improving forage production and livestock husbandry.

It also aims to promote climate-smart innovations and sustainable landscape management.

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