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Village Animal Healthcare: A Community Based Approach to Livestock Development in Kenya

By: Barbara Grandin, Ramesh Thampy and John Young

52 pages, Figs

Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Jan 1991 | #103709 | ISBN: 1853390925
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In many developing countries access to veterinary services is a particular problem in rural areas, and poor farmers suffer significant losses of production due to preventable livestock diseases. "Village Animal Healthcare" describes three pilot projects which ITDG's livestock programme has undertaken in Kenya since 1986. Building on local knowledge farmers have been trained in common diseases and basic treatment techniques, and are then able to provide a simple animal health service for their communities. It provides an assessment of the technical aspects of the programme and its effectiveness in terms of community development and outreach. It will thus be of interest both to animal healthcare practitioners and to those involved in wider aspects of community development.


Part 1 Introduction: background to the programme - the setting. Part 2 The projects: Kamujini Farmer's Centre (KFC), Meru district; Kenya Freedom From Hunger Council (KFFHC); Baringo district; Utooni development project (UDP); Machakos district; Oxfam , Samburu district. Part 3 Discussion and conclusions: the technical content of the programme - KLP's relationships with project partners; sustainability; outlook for the future. Appendices: the objectives of the agriculture and fisheries sector of the Kenya livestock programme - social, cultural and livestock data for the project sites; disease incidence and the provision of veterinary services in the project areas.

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