Isiolo, Kenia Climate Change Adaption for the Pastoralists through Camel Programme (Project ICMP Phase III)

Project Overview

Country

Kenya

Project name

ICMP Phase III

Project status

Completed

Duration of the project

Start: 01.01.2013
End: 31.12.2015
35 months

Budget

USD 300’000

Donors

Biovision

Project area

Topics

Tags

 

Background

In Sericho, Isiolo-District in Kenya droughts have become more frequent because of the climate change. The livelihood of the pastoralists depends mainly on their livestock, thus the people suffer a lot when their animals are sick or die.

 

Project:

The ICMP III Project (Integrated Camel Management Package) is already in the third project phase. Camels are distributed to livestock owners in need to increase their livelihood and to guarantee them a steady income. Furthermore the beneficiaries are trained how to take care of their animals and how to use their products (like milk and meet) in the most efficient way. The camels shouldn’t only be used as a source of nutrition; The sale of their products should serve the pastoralists as an income generating activity. Because only healthy animals can benefit the livelihood of the pastoralist communities,

Because only healthy animals can benefit the livelihood of the pastoralist communities, it’s important to train veterinaries who can prevent animal illness through vaccinations and who can look after the animals when they are sick.

ICMP III is focused on using the value chain: The distribution of camels, the training in animal keeping and the production and distribution of animal products.

 

Further projects in the country