Assessment of the total economic valuation of pastoralism in Kenya

Authors: ICPALD
Date: 2018
Type: Report


The main objective of the study was to fill information gaps regarding the significance of pastoralism by providing an initial assessment of the Total Economic Value (TEV) of pastoralism in Kenya. This was achieved through some counties in the northern rangelands; Turkana, Mandera, Wajir and Marsabit and Loitokitok Sub-county in the southern rangelands were purposively sampled for the study. The selected four counties were selected on the basis of data availability and ease of access to data and information. The data collected include aspects of traditional pastoral values such as pastoral livestock populations, slaughter and milk offtakes, and herd structure. Monetary valuation of the livestock and various livestock products was done from the data available—including valuation of slaughter, milk, blood and manure offtakes. In addition, data were collected on non-traditional pastoral values such as honey, bees wax, herbs, firewood, fishing and tourism