Maintaining core Borana breeds via centre-based feeding system for drought affected pastoralists of Borana

Authors: IGAD
Date: 2019


The communities of the woredas of Borana Zone/Plateau in Oromia Regional State primarily rely on pastoralism as their way of life. However, drought is a very common disaster for the communities, and lack of animal feed due to drought-induced pasture land degradation has caused the death of large stock of live animals. This threatened the lives of the Borana core breeding animals. Understanding this, SOS SAHEL ETHIOPIA a local NGO, using financial support from UNOCHA, CST together and NCA, in collaboration with its partners innovated and implemented a good practice that aimed at saving Borana core breeding animals via an innovative approach; namely, centre-based animal feeding system.