Prof. Charles Gachuiri and Dr. Koech Oscar, from the University of Nairobi officially handed a draft feed policy to the Governor of Wajir County, Hon. Ahmed Abdullahi on 29th March 2017. Prof. Gachuiri and Dr. Koech were the technical team from African Dryland Institute of Sustainability (ADIS), at the University of Nairobi which was approached by Mercy corps to support the process of policy development to address the feed availability and quality challenges facing Wajir County. The government of Wajir County requested Mercy corps to come up with a working policy document to guide in the adaptation to frequent animal feed shortages caused by recurring droughts in the region. The adaptation measures proposed in the document are feed production, conservation
, and marketing and utilization strategy to enhance animal feed sustainability. This policy draft was prepared in a consultative approach of stakeholders from public, private, development partners, civil society and the community. Consultative meetings ensured that all the key issues at different parts of the value chain in feed and fodder production were considered. This policy aims to increase livestock productivity and marketing of both feed and animal products for the benefit of communities in Wajir County.