Drought / East Africa / Kenya / Livestock / Livestock Systems

Slaughter project saves farmers in drought-hit area

The Kenya Meat Commission has started slaughtering animals from drought-hit regions to save farmers from incurring losses on livestock deaths.

The exercise, which started on Monday, is a multi-million-shilling campaign launched by the government through the emergency drought mitigation project.

Read more.  .  . ( Reuters)

Livestock farmers reject Sh700m bailout project 30 April 2009

Livestock stakeholders have rejected the Government’s offer to buy animals through the Kenya Meat Commission (KMC).

The group termed the Sh700 million for the livestock take-off project by the Ministry of Livestock Development as inadequate.

Drought in Kenya ravages Maasai cattle

Isaac Deka and his three exhausted cows cluster under a thorny acacia tree that provides little shelter from the midday sun.

They are all that is left of a proud herd of 55 Borana cattle that were the wealth and livelihood of the 45-year-old Maasai pastoralist, his two wives and five children.

Read more. . . (Daily Nation)

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