PASTURE VALUE ADDITION AND UTILIZATION TRAINING: ACCELERATED PASTURE VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT (AVCD PROJECT) IN MARSABIT, KENYA
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Date and time: 
Mon, 2017-10-09 10:24
Location / Venue: 

MARSABIT, KENYA

        

Demonstration of use of a Simple portable miller/chopper that has been designed to mechanize feed value addition at small scale holders

Dr. Koech Oscar, Mr. Peter Kamande and Mr. Peter Mwangi from  Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) and African Dryland Institute for Sustainability (ADIS) at the University of Nairobi, outreached  Marsabit County pastoral community on pasture value addition and utilization. The four days training conducted between 27th September and 1st October 2017  reached out 3 farm groups in Kare, Badassa and Jaldesa areas of Marsabit. The training was supported by ‘Feed the Future Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) Program for smallholder Farmers and Pastoralists with Technologies and Innovations in Kenya’. The training provided the pastoral communities with technical knowledge on the importance of pasture value addition for increased utilization, ease of storage,  marketing and best feeding technologies for increased animal productivity. This training was delivered in a more participatory way with the inclusion of locally available feed resources and crop residues for value addition.

The communities appreciated the usefulness of the information and knowledge gained and promised to utilize it fully to bridge the seasonality in feed availability,strengthen the feed production and utilization as a source of household income.

Expiry Date: 
Sat, 2020-10-31 10:24
Contact Person: 

Chairman, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke