Factors influencing livestock production in arid and semi arid lands: a case of Garbatulla District in Isiolo County, Kenya

This research study was carried out to investigate the factors influencing livestock production in Arid and semi arid lands of Kenya. The objective of the study was to examine how grazing management ,climate change, provision of livestock extension services, social cultural and livestock marketing have been factors that are influencing the current level of livestock production, amidst the challenges facing pastoral system of land use.

An audit of Kenya's livestock export value chain

For a long time Kenya has demonstrated its desire to access lucrative export markets for its livestock and livestock products. Although this desire matches the growing global demand for livestock products and increasing interest in livestock and livestock products from Kenya by livestock deficient countries, Kenya has not been able to meet the expressed demand. The reasons for this failure have not been sufficiently documented. Even when the information is available it is scattered in government and stakeholder documents and reports.

Enhancing output oriented livestock improvement strategies in drylands of Kenya

Farmers in the drylands practice mixed crop and livestock production systems. Both production systems have mutual relationships and understanding of target outputs in each system is important. With increasing demand for livestock products, livestock production is expected to be the major driving enterprise during a predicted food revolution. Targeting the most valued livestock species and the premium products or services from that species will improve the farmers' interest and adoption of recommended technologies.

Breeding indigenous livestock at ILRI: Red Maasai sheep in Kenya

For the November 2011 'liveSTOCK Exchange' event at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Okeyo Mwai reflects on livestock genetics research work with the native red Maasai sheep breed in Kenya

Vulnerability, climate change and livestock–opportunities and challenges for the poor

Livestock systems in developing countries are characterised by rapid change, driven by factors such as population growth, increases in the demand for livestock products as incomes rise, and urbanisation. Climate change is adding to the considerable development challenges posed by these drivers of change. How can livestock keepers take advantage of the increasing demand for livestock products, where this is feasible, and how can the livestock assets of the poor be protected in the face of changing and increasingly variable climates?

Livestock Emergency Guidelines And Standards – A Tool For Livestock Emergency Response

Climatic trends are causing more frequent and varied humanitarian crisis particularly among livestock keeping communities in developing countries which rely on livestock as a crucial livelihoods asset. Livestock interventions are usually a feature of relief response during human disasters. Despite these responses, the needs of livestock keeping communities are not fully met. Some of the livestock relief projects that have been implemented in the past are inappropriate or are badly implemented.

For the IGAD Livestock Policy Initiative March 2010 An Institutional Review of IGAD and IGAD Satellite Programs for the Establishment of an IGAD Livestock Unit

This report is prepared for the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development’s Livestock Policy Initiative (IGAD LPI). The objective of the study was to conduct an institutional review of IGAD to facilitate the development of a Livestock Centre in IGAD so as to be responsive to the Regional Economic Integration and to a coordinated sustainable long-term development of the livestock sector in the region. The consultancy was used to identify and recommend preferred organisational arrangements, regarding the establishment, structure, governance and financing of the proposed livestock unit.

Wildlife-Livestock Interface In A Changing Environment

Wildlife-livestock interface defines the interaction between free ranging wildlife and livestock and livestock husbandry practices. This occurs as a result of belonging to the same or bordering ecosystems or sharing of resources. In the past the interface was largely transient such as pastoralist livestock passing through the wildlife concentration areas in search of pasture and water, but now the livestock and wildlife utilize the same resources in common grounds.

The impacts of livestock utilization on vegetation and water along Lokichogio - Kibish stock route in the northern part of Turkana district, Kenya

The establishment of an abattoir in Lokichogio by Amref Turkana Project will stimulate livestock movement from southern Sudan, Southern Ethiopian, Northern Uganda and withinTurkana district, increasing livestock utilization of herbaceous and woody vegetation along water points in the stock route.

Emerging Livestock: Current Status, Global Perspective With A Local Focus.

Livestock production in Kenya has largely focused on conventional domestic animals, largely ignoring the existing potential of emerging livestock species as sources of protein and other animal products.

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