A learning visit to the OLENGAPA grazing area was organized by the Sustainable Rangeland Management Project (SRMP) and the KINNAPA development program on 14 March 2018.
Policymakers, development actors and representatives of government and the private sector met on 10 July 2018 in Ethiopia for a policy dialogue that delivered a clear roadmap for the scale of index-based livestock insurance in the country. via It’s all systems go for the scaling up of index-based livestock insurance in Ethiopia — Index-Based Livestock Insurance
The importance of setting aside grazing areas for livestock and implementing village land use planning in Tanzania were highlighted during a May 2018 discussion between the country’s Minister of Livestock and Fisheries and the OLEGAPA livestock keeper’s association (OLKA).
Farmer feedback workshops carried out in Nandi and Bomet counties in Kenya addressed various challenges faced by dairy smallholders. Based on results from previous data collected, training sessions on various aspects of dairy farming were delivered.
The members of the county executive committees agreed to create a ‘sector forum on lands’ to coordinate, harmonize and move county spatial planning processes and projects forward in cost-effective and productive ways.
The smallholder dairy sector offers a wide range of opportunities for enhancing the resilience of small-scale livestock-keeping populations while also increasing their efficiency and productivity and mitigating the greenhouse gas emissions from livestock that help cause global warming.
The PROCASUR Corporation in Africa in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have partnered with the International Land Coalition, ILRI and the Resource Conflict Institute (RECONCILE) to present the Learning Initiative (LI): ‘Innovative practices and tools to reduce land use conflicts between farmers and livestock keepers’. The event is taking place in Kenya and Tanzania, between 22 September and 1 October 2017.