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Animal Husbandry Within World Vision 's Development and Relief Work

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Presentation from the Informal Consultation on Livestock Issues between the FAO Animal Production and Health Division and interested Non-Governmental Organizations. 1–2 December 2009 Italy, Rome FAO …

Presentation from the Informal Consultation on Livestock Issues between the FAO Animal Production and Health Division and interested Non-Governmental Organizations. 1–2 December 2009 Italy, Rome FAO Headquarters.

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  • 1. Animal Husbandry Within WORLDVISION’S Development and Relief Work Hannibal Muhtar Team Leader Africa Livelihoods Security Team
  • 2. World Vision’s Overview and InterventionsHope for the Most Vulnerable
  • 3. Our HistoryWorld Vision began in the heartof our founder, the Rev. BobPierce, who started World Visionin 1950 in response to thetremendous obstacles facingvulnerable childrenPierce’s prayer laid the foundationfor World Vision: “Let my heart be BROKEN by the things that BREAK THE HEART OF GOD.”
  • 4. Who We Are TodayWorld Vision is a Christian development, relief andadvocacy organization dedicated to working with children,families and communities, to overcome poverty andinjustice.Healthy children in secure HHs in resilient communities
  • 5. Anti- Community FoodTrafficking Nutrition Participation Microfinanc Education e Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.
  • 6. Barriers to HopeChildren around the world face countless barriers to theirdevelopment and well-being. Many of these barriers have beenentrenched for decades, while others have intensified inrecent years. Disasters Poverty WarUnsafe drinking water AIDS Illiteracy Discrimination Malnutrition and abuse
  • 7. Our Core Values1. We are Christian.2. We are committed to the poor3. We value people.4. We are stewards.5. We are partners.6. We are responsive.
  • 8. How We Serve• World Vision partners with communities, faith-based and non-government organizations, centers of excellence, governments and other aid agencies to pursue life in all its fullness for every child.• We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
  • 9. How We Are Governed• World Vision is a federal partnership of national entities.• An international board of directors oversees the Partnership.• In the majority of the countries where we work, national boards and advisory councils exercise responsibility for governance at the national level.
  • 10. Our RegionsMiddle East & EastEurope Region Asia Pacific Region Africa Region [EARO, SARO, WARO]
  • 11. World Vision’s Interventions Hope for theMost Vulnerable
  • 12. Animal Husbandry in WV’s Work• Almost all of WV’s 80 national offices (NO) in the WV four regions carry out—as needed— animal husbandry work in both development and relief contexts, even if most the relief and special projects are in Africa• Funds to cover this work are from WV’s Area Development Program (ADP) budgets as well as special projects Transformed Livelihoods 12
  • 13. 3 Special Projects: 1. GEL:DRC, Rwanda, Mozambique, Tanzania, Mauritania, 2. WA-NRM: Chad, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Senegal, 3. HOAPLI: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, Uganda, SudanTransformed Livelihoods 13
  • 14. Animal Husbandry in WV’s Work• Livelihoods assessments / analyses are carried out to determine the most appropriate / needed intervention• Our development work take into account DRR and mitigation, preparing communities and HHs• Relief interventions lead to longer term development plans and sustained outcomes Transformed Livelihoods
  • 15. Animal Husbandry in WV’s Work• In Relief mode, the work focuses on restocking of culturally acceptable species like: – Small animals (goats, sheep, rabbits, pigs, etc.) – Poultry (broilers, layers, guinea fowl, etc.) – Cattle, Camels, – Aquaculture [Fish and fish ponds]• Various methods used for this kind of work – MFI, credit, loans, rotating livestock funds – Donations in special cases, like for child-headed HH, repatriated IDP, after natural calamities, etc. Transformed Livelihoods
  • 16. How do we do the work?• In the Horn of Africa and most of the Sahel / sub-Saharan region we focus on pastoralists and agro-pastoralists. The priorities of the projects focus on; 1. Alternative Livelihoods 2. Natural resource management 3. Livestock marketing and market access 4. Environmental matters 5. Governance and advocacy Transformed Livelihoods
  • 17. What We Focus On• Livestock is the main source of livelihood for the pastoralists. To support them in animal husbandry, World Vision has managed to intervene through: 1. Animal health 2. Vaccination campaigns 3. Re-stocking and de-stocking 4. Improved genetic stock-Breeding 5. Collaborative partnerships
  • 18. What We Focus On1. Animal health – WV trains the livestock keepers on common animal diseases and how to treat them. – WV trains Community Based Animal Health Workers (CBAHWs), on animal health and care. These move around the communities
  • 19. What We Focus On1. Animal health, Continued – WV provides the CBAHWs with veterinary kits which they are able to use to treat livestock and earn a little income. – WV also trains PARA-VETS and provides them with hands-on training and veterinary kits
  • 20. What We Focus On2. Vaccination campaigns - To treat and vaccinate the animals. - Create community awareness on emerging diseases such as rift valley fever and others
  • 21. What We Focus On3. Re-Stocking and De-stocking - Working with the government on de- stocking to prevent total loss of animals - Linking the pastoralists with favorable markets in order to restock after the drought
  • 22. What We Focus On4. Breeding - We provide the communities with improved cattle breed to enhance the local breed for better yields. - Some of the breeds we have introduced are the Borana cattle and the Sahiwal bulls.
  • 23. What We Focus On5. Increased collaboration Partnership with other pastoral NGOs, iNGOs, local agencies, CGIAR, universities, government research and extension bodies, and donors through networks, to foster linkages, avoid duplication of interventions, and share resources and information to increase impact;
  • 24. What We Focus On5. Increased collaboration, continued Formation of livestock committees and associations; • Mobilization and grouping of livestock traders to help them sell collectively and have bargaining power • Registration of the associations • Training of the committees on animal grazing land management and management of the better breed cattle
  • 25. Other interventions related to livestockNatural resource management: – Training on NRM – Rehabilitation / fencing of water points – Construction of water pans and rain harvesting – Support the communities in bush clearing and thinning – Training on seeding reseeding of better grass species and reclaiming degraded land and pastures
  • 26. Livestock Marketing & Market AccessInterventions include:• Linking the pastoralists with good markets; buyers and sellers• Rehabilitating markets to attract market users
  • 27. Transformed Livelihoods 27
  • 28. Challenges• Drought – The Horn of Africa continues to experience persistent drought leading to great animal loss.• Improved animal breeds – these are not easily available and are expensive for the local cattle keeper• Livestock markets – Livestock markets seem to be influenced by cartels that determine who buy and sell in the markets in the pastoral areas (mainly Kenya and Ethiopia).
  • 29. Challenges• Animal feed – drought affects the planting growth of animal feed.• Grazing land – Grazing land still remains an issue thus causing conflict amongst the livestock keepers and the agro-pastoralists• Animal Diseases – Recurrent animal diseases such as trypanosomiasis disease caused by tsetse flies• Recurring Conflicts
  • 30. Thank You