Resilience

Co-creating solutions for biosecurity and broiler business: Insights from Kiambu and Nairobi city counties in Kenya

Co-creating solutions for biosecurity and broiler business: Insights from Kiambu and Nairobi city counties in Kenya
Aug 2021

The trend to urban and peri-urban livestock keeping is known in many developing and plays an important role in food security and livelihoods but can also pose a risk to the health of people. This development can be exemplified by the growing Kenyan small to medium-scale commercial poultry meat systems that rely on live bird markets and commonly have low biosecurity compliance. Although the relevant policy and legal biosecurity frameworks exists, enforcement actions are still piecemeal. There is the need to create an enabling environment where public authorities and private sector stakeholders, such as producers, traders, slaughterers, transport and market actors, collaborate and complement more effectively. The current policy brief sheds light on the current situation in Kiambu and Nairobi city counties and suggests an approach to improve biosecurity and broiler business in Kenya.

 

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