Pasture and forage restoration in areas impacted by the locust upsurge

Restoration of pasture and fodder in areas degraded by the locust upsurge will be achieved through various interventions: –

  1. Train affected households on pasture, livestock management, land and soil management; climate-resilient grazing management and alternate enterprises that can be adopted in the specific area.
  2. Provide support for animal health and husbandry advisory services.
  • Support to pastoral and agro-pastoral households through provision of feeds and water to avert further livestock losses.
  1. Provide input packets and reseeding to re-establish denuded pasture fields.
  2. Support households to establish low capital enterprises to generate quick incomes – such as indigenous chicken rearing, apiculture among others and improve their nutrition.
  3. Establish or improve storage capacity for conserved pastures and fodder.
  • Support market linkages, aggregation livestock for rapid off take, value addition, and post-harvest management.
  • Establishment of tree nurseries by the youth and women, and establishment of woodlots to reduce wind and sheet erosion.
  1. Promote agroforestry initiatives for nutrition, income and environmental improvement.
  2. The project will promote alternative technologies, innovations and management practices to improve soil fertility and water retention.

Establishment of legumes and grasses adapted to the local environment- interventions will involve introduction of diverse and appropriate crops, grass and legume species together with management and utilization practices. The project will provide assorted inputs; seeds and training on establishment, management and utilization of these crops, grass and legume species to replace loss of the natural flora.