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Support to agricultural recovery in areas affected by the post-election crisis in Kenya

Support to agricultural recovery in areas affected by the post-election crisis in Kenya

Full title of the project:

Support to agricultural recovery in areas affected by the post-election crisis in Kenya

Target areas:

Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Nakuru, Kajiado, Turkana, Kitui and Makueni

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 2 003 149
EUR 1 520 391
Implementation:
01/07/2009-31/12/2010
Project code:
OSRO/KEN/803/EC
Objective:

To improve the food security status of the target population through boosting the livestock sector and reinforcing the food security information system.

Key partners:

Vétérinaires sans frontiéres Suisse, Anglican Church of Kenya, Farming Systems Kenya, Veterinary Assistance in Development, Vetworks Eastern Africa, the Provincial Director of Livestock Production and Kenya Livestock Finance Trust.

Beneficiaries reached:

240 000 indirect and direct beneficiaries.

Activities implemented:
  • Carried out veterinary treatment campaigns on some 41 830 livestock to prevent transboundary animal diseases, including foot-and-mouth disease, East Coast fever, blackquarter, anthrax and sheep and goat pox.
  • Distributed 102 dairy cattle, 759 dairy goats as well as a total of 2 335 kg of fodder seed to project beneficiaries.
  • Rehabilitated veterinary infrastructure and services (32 cattle dips, 50 cattle crushes, 31 milk collection sheds and 22 agro-veterinary outlets).
  • Trained 1 856 beneficiaries on livestock husbandry and improved pasture production.
  • Facilitated workshops and assessment missions to develop a food security database and early warning system.
  • Trained 32 participants and 156 district-level officers on key concepts related to food security, data collection analysis and Integrated Food Security Phase Classification.
Impact:
  • Strengthened veterinary services and the capacity of the livestock sector, including the Dairy Goat Association of Kenya.
  • Improved animal disease surveillance in six districts.
  • Increased fodder production through cultivating over 236 acres.
  • Developed an information management and basic data sharing platform for food security.