Strengthening the Livestock Sector in Kenya’s ASAL Counties
(Funding Gap: KES 150 million/3 years)
As for the commercialization of livestock products the main market challenge is its inefficiencies, resulting in an irregular supply of adequate quantity and quality animals to markets.
This project offers a planned coordinated engagement that presents an excellent opportunity to link a county specific agenda with the regional development interest and a national level political lobbying and policy formulation to enhance livestock productivity and reduce conflicts.
The LSS project pursues the following objectives:
- Improved pastoralist communities’ access to knowledge in livestock production: County departments introduce knowledge, information and new technologies to increase livestock productivity. The project facilitates and supports interventions that enhance sustainable livestock production systems and natural resource management, taking into consideration climate variability and change. SFAL will provide knowledge and information on new and innovative methods of production and marketing that ensure the highest level of resource conservation and utilization efficiency. Counties are brought together and supported in modernizing the livestock sector and in removing the main hindrances that slow down livestock production. Hindrances include the lack of a disease control framework, uncoordinated pasture and rangelands management, weak drought preparedness and underdeveloped livestock markets.
2. Enhanced advocacy and policy implementation: County departments, FCDC/SFAL and PPG jointly do advocacy work and implement policies. Coherent institutional frameworks with the relevant livestock policies and regulations are developed and put in place and systems to strengthen natural resource management and Peace & Cohesion are encouraged and supported. County livestock policies, strategies and plans are harmonized and PPG and SFAL are supported in advocating for the inclusion of the pastoralist agenda at national and county level and in promoting an improved agriculture and livestock agenda.
LSS Implementation and collaboration
Project duration: 2018 – 2021
Project budget: KES 375 million
Embassy of Switzerland in Kenya: KES 162 million
FCDC member counties: KES 63 million
Current funding gap: KES 150 million