TRAINING ON UTILIZATION OF PROSOPIS JULIFLORA AS ANIMAL FEED AND CHARCOAL BRIQUETTES IN MANDERA COUNTY, KENYA
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MANDERA COUNTY, KENYA

Dr. Oscar K. Koech from the University of Nairobi (UoN) Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) from 29th APRIL to 5th May 2019 conducted a 6 days community training and extension on sustainable management of Prosopis juliflora to reduce 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. The community was also trained on effective ways to process and conserve crop residues as feed. The training also covered charcoal briquettes production from Prosopis as a value addition to access better markets. The participants were from Border Point one where 52 pastoralists were trained and Neboi area where 51 pastoralists were trained.

The trainee’s included 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 international focusing on Sustainable Natural Resource Management in the rangelands.

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2020-06-30 (All day)
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke