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The University of Nairobi (UoN), Department of LARMAT, Kenya and IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School (ISTVS) in Somaliland have established a collaborative research, outreach and training programme to support Rangeland Management in Somaliland with the support of World Vision Somalia (WV Somalia).
The objective of this partnership is to investigate proper management and utilization of the invasive species Prosopis juliflora and the use of biotechnology in propagation of Frankincense tree (Boswellia sacra). This is in participation with the local communities of Somaliland. Frankincense tree is known to be of significant socio-cultural value and contributes significantly to the household economy among the communities. The project seeks to enhance its sustainable utilization and management through propagation of seedlings.
Dr. Oscar Koech, a lecturer and researcher at the Department of LARMAT