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Officers empowered with Livestock Intervention Strategies.

07 August 2012, 09:58 Kelvin Mureithi

Twenty Five officers within Meru County have been trained on livestock intervention strategies  in a move to assist people affected by humanitarian crises.

In a report presented by the Meru Central District Livestock Officer Mr. Mboroki Kiambi the programme dubbed Livestock Emergencies and Standards (LEGS).

The officer said the officers trained will help in identifying the most appropriate livestock interventions in emergencies and providing standards, indicators and guidance notes for the interventions based on good practice.

He said livestock is a livelihood saying the target areas in the district include Lower Kibirichia and some parts of Buuri district which he said is under the ASAL classification.

He said the best way to deal with people affected with calamities is identifying their immediate problems calling on the need for linkages with long term development processes.

The training captured representatives from Drought management officers, Livestock officers, Veterinary, water officers and livestock emergencies NGOs.

All the 8 districts were represented in the five days training at Maua in Igembe South District of Meru County.

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