COMMUNITY TRAININGS ON SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT AND UTILIZATION OF PROSOPIS JULIFLORA AS FEED AND CHARCOAL BRIQUETTES
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Date and time: 
Tue, 2019-03-05 (All day)
Location / Venue: 

DOLOW, GEDO REGION OF SOMALIA

Dr. Oscar K. Koech from the University of Nairobi (UoN) Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) conducted a 7 days community training and extension on sustainable way to manage Prosopis juliflora to reduce and avoid invasion. Dr. Koech trained the communities on technologies for Prosopis seed pod use as animal feed, through processing of feed meal and feed block for conservation in preparation for feed shortage periods, including effective ways to process and conserve crop residues for feed. The community was also trained on charcoal from Prosopis value addition as high density briquettes for good quality products that can fetch better market prices to benefit the community, including target for export as branded high value cooking energy source. The community was also trained on land rehabilitation and ecosystem conservation. The participants were from Bula Hawa and Dolow regions of Somalia, including women who are key in household and natural resource management decision in the community.

This training was supported by BORESHA project, supported by European Union, implemented by CARE Somalia and World Vision Somalia, focusing on Sustainable Natural Resource Management in the rangelands.

Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2021-03-31 (All day)
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke