WAJIR PASTURE WEEK TRAINING TO INCREASE PRODUCTION, VALUE ADDITION, ACCESS AND TRADE IN PASTURES: SUPPORTED BY ACCELERATED PASTURE VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT (AVCD PROJECT) IN WAJIR COUNTY, KENYA
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Date and time: 
Mon, 2017-06-05 13:08
Location / Venue: 

Wajir County

Hon. Yussuf Gedi and other participants being taken through products during the pasture week exhibition

The use of technology in production, conservation and utilization of feed is the way to go in ensuring sustainability of livestock production in ASAL counties in Kenya. Wajir County is one of the ASAL counties that face many challenges in animal feed for livestock, especially with the increasing frequencies of droughts. Through sensitatization  of a pasture expert at the African Dryland Institute for Sustainability (ADIS), Dr. Koech Oscar,  and a lecture at University of Nairobi, Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT), he conducted a pasture training and outreach on commercialization of pasture production in Wajir County during the pasture week which took place on 25th, May, 2017.

The overall goal of the pasture week activity in Wajir County was to create awareness and provide a learning platform where pasture experts, pastoralists, agro-pastoralists, traders, service providers and county government and development agencies could meet and share experiences, technologies, knowledge and skills that will enable increased pasture and fodder production and utilization for sustainable livestock production as a business.

 

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2020-06-30 13:08
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT larmat@uonbi.ac.ke