Community breeding to improve poor farmers' flocks. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Summary for Project title: R7634: Community-based goat productivity improvement in Central and South Meru Districts of Kenya.

Creating local associations and community-based buck stations allows local farmers to undertake breeding programmes designed to improve their goat flocks. Small-scale resource-poor livestock keepers usually can't access government services for breed improvement, and this limits their ability to improve the productivity of their animals. In Kenya, however, new schemes have overcome this by providing poor livestock keepers with training, and by setting up community-based buck stations and supporting the establishment of local community breeding associations. The model has proved popular and is now being used in a range of countries. Examples include Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Kenya.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (13 pp.) taken from the CD.


LPP19, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 71.

Published 1 January 2007