Restoration of pasture and fodder in areas degraded by the locust upsurge will be achieved through various interventions: –
- Train affected households on pasture, livestock management, land and soil management; climate-resilient grazing management and alternate enterprises that can be adopted in the specific area.
- Provide support for animal health and husbandry advisory services.
- Support to pastoral and agro-pastoral households through provision of feeds and water to avert further livestock losses.
- Provide input packets and reseeding to re-establish denuded pasture fields.
- Support households to establish low capital enterprises to generate quick incomes – such as indigenous chicken rearing, apiculture among others and improve their nutrition.
- Establish or improve storage capacity for conserved pastures and fodder.
- Support market linkages, aggregation livestock for rapid off take, value addition, and post-harvest management.
- Establishment of tree nurseries by the youth and women, and establishment of woodlots to reduce wind and sheet erosion.
- Promote agroforestry initiatives for nutrition, income and environmental improvement.
- The project will promote alternative technologies, innovations and management practices to improve soil fertility and water retention.
Establishment of legumes and grasses adapted to the local environment- interventions will involve introduction of diverse and appropriate crops, grass and legume species together with management and utilization practices. The project will provide assorted inputs; seeds and training on establishment, management and utilization of these crops, grass and legume species to replace loss of the natural flora.