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Livestock Value Chain, Food Security and Environmental Quality: Transforming Rural Livelihoods through Community-Based Resilience Indigenous Livestock Management Practice.

This is CABMACC funded project whose overall objective is “to assess ways of improving community based resilience among livestock farmers in Bolero EPA, Rumphi district, for improved food security and climate change adaptation”.
Specifcally, the project undertakes the following;

  1. To undertake an inventory of past and existing indigenous livestock management practices
  2. To assess the impact of climate and weather variability on indigenous livestock management practices and food security and household income
  3. To determine the link among weather variability, indigenous livestock management practices, and value chain synergies.
  4. To contribute to enhancing food and nutrition security through agricultural & livestock diversifcation
  5. To build capacity of communities to improve food security, provide improved livestock management practices and adapt to climate change
  6. To develop, test and validate Community-based Indigenous Livestock Management Practice (ILMP) guidelines.

Project Impact Areas: Rumphi District – Bolero EPA


TAPP appreciates the excellent partnership shown by all farmers and traditional leaders from the impact area, the Department of Agricultural Research Services (DARS), Find Your Feet (FYF), Central Veterinary Laboratory (CVL), LUANAR, Rumphi District Agriculture Offce in conjunction with District Agriculture
Extension Coordinating Committee (DAECC) and District Agriculture Stakeholder Panel (DSHP) and Professor Olav Reksen and his team at NMBU in implementation of the Livestock Value Chain Project in Bolero Extension Planning Area (EPA).