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RLP - Horn of Africa Regional Livestock Program

Corne de l’Afrique

Direction du Développement de la Coopération (Suisse)

Titre : RLP - Horn of Africa Regional Livestock Program

Pays/Région : Corne de l’Afrique

Durée : 01.12.2022 - 31.12.2026

Pastoralist communities in the Horn of Africa (HoA) rely on livestock as their main livelihood source. They face multiple pressures of climate change, degraded natural resources, and conflicts. The program will support historically underdeveloped pastoralist cross-border communities of Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya to become more climate resilient and derive sustainable livelihoods from inclusive livestock market systems. The intervention takes a regional approach – linking production, markets, and policy.

Projet en bref
* Contexte : Pastoralism and livestock production are an important source of livelihoods and income in the HoA. An estimated 20 million of women and men in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia rely on livestock and livestock products. Despite the opportunities, they have in terms of herd sizes and demand for their products, pastoralists remain vulnerable to climate variability and least participate in the livestock value chains activities beyond production. This program proposes to address systemic constraints by taking a regional approach to livestock systems and supporting pastoralists to boost their production, productivity, access to markets and improve the policy environment. A regional livestock sector study conducted jointly by SDC and Mercycorps laid the foundation of the programme.
* Objectifs  : Pastoral communities in target trade corridors have more climate resilient, inclusive, and sustainable livelihoods.
* Groupes cibles  : Poor women and men livestock producers, trader groups and SMEs operating within livestock markets in the HoA. 540,000 pastoralists (we aim at 50% target for women and girls) across 3 countries, 120 small and medium enterprises (one third women owned), and 7 community level customary institutions. Public institutions that are involved in livestock sector service delivery.

Partenaires  : HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation ; Mercy Corps, IGAD, Helvetas/Welthungerhilfe.

Budget de la Suisse  : CHF 13’741’000

Présentation : Coopération Suisse

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