Dr. Oscar Koech and Dr. Oliver Vivian Wasonga from the Department of Land Resource Management & Agricultural technology, University of Nairobi have been working with pastoral communities in Samburu County on sustainable management of Prosopis juliflora as feed resource.
This was a handS on training was conducted on 14-19th Feb 2021 at Lerata Village in Samburu County on Feed processing, formulation and strategic feeding of livestock. The sessions trained community representatives. Among the trainees were Samburu County government officers, led by John Jamaica and Tomothy Lembara from the Department of Water, Environment, and Natural Resources & Energy as ToTs who will spear head community extension to the wiser county wards.
It was interesting to see Men and Women getting excited on making animal feed blocks from Prosopis seedpod meal as a strategic feed resource for the droughts and a potential business opportunity in feed marketing and trade.
The training was supported by VSF-Suisse in collaboration with the Department of Land Resource Management & Agricultural Technology, University of Nairobi.