Acceptance of innovative technologies and practices is determined by the extent to which they are adapted to cater for market-specific requirements and the process through which they are disseminated to the users in the market. An assessment in Karamoja cluster identified various resilience enhancing technologies that have had proven concept with the support of IDDRSI IL project funded by USAID, from which, three business cases, namely; commercial hay production, fodder seed multiplication and fortified animal feed production were developed. They were presented in a virtual meeting of private sector stakeholders drawn from Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda on 3rd August, 2020.

The meeting was addressed by Dr. Ameha Sebsibe, on behalf of the Director of ICPALD, and opened by Fredrick Aloo representing Director of Livestock Production, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives. They both emphasized that improving commercial production of fodder and fodder seeds is critical for better performance of the livestock sector that employs over eighty percent of inhabitants of arid and semi-arid lands that constitute about 60-70% of IGAD land mass.

Read the full article at: ( https://igad.int/programs/95-icpald/2490-icpald-organized-virtual-private-sector-forum-on-priorities-for-investments-on-fodder-seed-and-animal-feed-production-and-trade-in-karamoja-cluster )

Fridah Bosire

Fridah works at IGAD as a data clerk supporting the content management of the IGAD Resilience Portal.