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Date and time: 
Tue, 2019-06-11 09:18
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As part of its mandate, the African Drylands Institute for Sustainability (ADIS) organized and facilitated a research dissemination and policy engagement workshop for livestock stakeholders in Garissa County on 11th June 2019, at the Palm Oasis Hotel. The event, organized in partnership with Roskilde University and through funding by DANIDA brought together policy makers from county government of Garissa and state department of livestock in Nairobi, livestock traders in Garissa, Kenya Livestock Marketing Council, development partners, and researchers from the University of Nairobi.  The event held under the project Governing Economic Hubs and Flows in Somali East Africa (GOVSEA) included presentations of research findings on: factors influencing livestock trade inn Somaliland terminal markets; cross-border livestock trade between Garissa-Kenya and Somalia; and the potential of Stratified Livestock Production Systems in enhancing the livestock value chain and marketing.  

The workshop whose theme was Livestock Value Chain and Trade Governance Dynamics at the Margins of Pastoral East Africa, resulted in better understanding of the processes, and shed more light on how to improve the outcomes of cross-border trade. The event also promoted awareness among various stakeholders in Garissa County about the unique needs of cross-border drylands trade routes and the need for innovative approaches for enhancing pastoral and agro-pastoral livelihoods. These outcomes are expected to also contribute to policy dialogue towards improving the cross-border trade in line with relevant national and regional (IGAD) policy instruments such as the IGAD Policy Framework for Informal Cross-border trade (ICBT) and Cross-border Security Governance. Among other policy issues highlighted by stakeholders include: fodder production, export markets for livestock and livestock marketing information system, among other issues.

Mr. Issa Kahin, the Garissa County Executive Committee member (CEC) for Agriculture, Livestock and Cooperatives, officially opened the workshop. In his remarks, the CEC applauded UoN and DANIDA for supporting research in Garissa and further reiterated that although research is a national government function it requires the support of county governments.

















Figure 1. Participants keenly following presentations during the workshop

Figure 2. The CEC for Agriculture and Livestock giving his opening remarks

Figure 3. Photo of participants during the research-policy workshop at the Palm Oasis Hotel, Garissa

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2022-06-10 (All day)
Contact Person: 

Prof Njoka

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