On 26th October, 2023 Ms. Margeret Nyaga, a PhD student (Range Management) from the Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT), University of Nairobi, presented a poster entitled “Rangeland restoration for resilient livelihoods through Livestock Cafés in the drylands of East Africa” during the AGRO-CONFERENCE 2023 organized by the Faculty of Agriculture. She was awarded as the best overall poster presenter.
The poster focused on the various rangeland restoration interventions that have been demonstrated by Drylands Transform project in the Livestock Cafés in the Karamoja border region or Kenya and Uganda. Livestock cafes are demonstration and knowledge sharing hubs that bring together local communities, extension workers, practitioners, and researchers to co-create and co-generate knowledge on rangeland restoration and management options for feed, food and nutrition resilience. Restoration of rangelands for resilient livelihoods through the Livestock Café Model presents a holistic approach to address the intertwined challenges of rangeland degradation, climate change, and livelihood vulnerability in East Africa's drylands