Of the 1.6 billion people living on less than $2/day in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, 58% are smallholder livestock keepers. Meanwhile, meat consumption has increased 20-fold in 40 years and continues to grow. However, rising competition for natural resources, extreme climate events, insecurity, weak local institutions, and poor regional co-operation threaten the livelihoods of millions of livestock farmers and pastoralists. SNV builds resilience amongst smallholder pastoralist to climate change, and supports business structures and networks for increased incomes through market access.

SNV’s livestock programmes are across 10 countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Niger, South Sudan, Zambia and Zimbabwe. SNV develops a more resilient and profitable livestock sector though a range of interventions including: pastoralist conflict prevention and management, monitoring in drylands, guidelines on integrated livestock and cropping systems, training on pasture improvement and the planting of fodder trees to improve resource security for livestock, business partnerships for livestock sales and meat processing. Donors include: EU, UNDP, USAID, Swedish Development Co-operation, IFAD and DGIS.

For more information about our work in livestock, please contact us via livestock@snv.org.


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