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EMC to Pioneer Kenya Livestock Master Plan

The national government has picked Elgeyo Marakwet County to spearhead a new national Livestock master plan for wealth creation.

Today the Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Irrigation and Fisheries lead by CECM Mr. Edwin Seronei hosted a team from Kenya Livestock Master Plan (LMP) program.

The LMP is a five-year sector investment plan. It includes both investment analysis and a budget—both a financial and a human resource budget that guide the development of a country’s sustainable livestock sector.

The plan also identifies investment options in livestock value chain through evidence based sector analysis and to establish a validated baseline status of the sector.

Elgeyo Marakwet will be the pioneer county as the national government plans to launch the project countrywide.
Mr. Seronei welcomed the initiative and added that the component of digitalization of livestock data will see the sector manage the breeding and disease control well.

Dr. Bishar Fille Elmi, Director Livestock Production said the LMP process will enable the identification of needed investments and policies to develop the livestock sector.

“The Livestock sector supports the livelihoods of a significant part of the population and is key to attaining food and nutrition security in the County and the entire country,” he said.
Dr. Elmi added that Livestock sector is faced with several challenges that hinders it’s growth, and that the plan is expected to help address the challenges.

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