Time for Change Report

There is a significant pastoral economy across Northern Kenya which has the potential to contribute more to Kenya’s economic growth and food requirements. This study critically examines the current mechanisms of delivery for livestock health services in Northern Kenya. Specifically it highlights the scope and impact of subsidized inputs, which, the report argues, are preventing the emergence of more sustainable service delivery systems.


Making livestock services accessible to the poor

Access to quality and affordable livestock services is constrained by many factors including limited service providers, physical distance, price, information and socio-cultural barriers., The changing role of the state opens up new business opportunities for the private sector, including farmers groups. However there are many constraints to private sector development which governments and financial institutions need to address. A new vision for livestock service provision is needed so that the roles and responsibilities of state and non-state actors can be supported by progressive legislation and regulation.