Strengthening demand-led animal health services in the Horn

The IGAD Livestock Policy Initiative working paper Strengthening demand-led animal health services in pastoral areas of the IGAD region (2009, 19pp) explores the opportunities for improving the quality of animal health services, targeting two key issues: i) improving market access for livestock and livestock products at local, national, regional and international levels; and ii) reducing vulnerability of poor livestock keepers in the face of shocks and crises. It emerged from a workshop convened by IGAD on demand-led animal health services, where the participants considered how to facilitate the growth and availability of credible, coordinated and regulated animal health services, provided by a diverse range of appropriate suppliers, which will contribute towards improved market access and reduced vulnerability of livestock-dependent communities. The paper makes a critical review and synthesis of various approaches that could enable this to be realised.

Posted on 31 January 2016 in Pastoralism & Marketing, Pastoralist Livelihoods & Nutrition