Livestock contributes to the sustainable livelihoods and security of more than 800 million poor smallholder farmers. It offers poor households sources of high quality nutrition, especially for pregnant women and for improving the cognitive skills and mental growth of children. In marginal rural areas, where poverty is rampant, livestock represents an important asset for local cultural and socioeconomic systems, and allows the effective use of otherwise unutilizable resources. In working with rural communities and pastoralists, our aim is to develop a sustainable livestock sector where smallholder farmers can have higher incomes and better access to services, technologies and markets.
The Share Fair sessions will provide the participants an opportunity to:
- learn about new livestock technologies and approaches
- discuss innovative approaches to target nomadic communities
- explore the benefits of livestock
- development revolving funds
Revolutionary history of Livestock and Pasture Development Project in Morocco (236)
In this session the Livestock and Pasture Development Project (PDPEO II) in the Eastern region of Morocco will share the various innovative mechanisms for developing small ruminant management and pastoralist community organization. Participants will learn about a field force analysis approach which will highlight the key success factors that contributed to policy change with regard to rangeland management in highlands in Eastern Morocco.
El Hassane REJMIL