HIDES AND SKIN TRAINING
KLMC training, on hides and skin preservation and management (salting method)
Training on hides and skin management, from slaughtering to the point of drying
UNTAPPED SKILLS ON LIVESTOCK BONES AND HORNS
Handicraft productivity of Women and youth is constrained by lack of sufficient appropriate skills. They are also vulnerable to a range of other challenges including economic, cultural and environmental changes. Therefore equipping them with essential skills gives opportunity to improve production and manage change which is an important step towards securing livelihoods and reducing poverty. Understanding the barriers youth and women face in accessing and utilizing resources and training is essential to improve their productivity in the handicraft value chain.KLMC has been conducting training to groups on value addition of livestock products like horns, bones.The training helps to build trainees capacity to perform to the market expectations and master the skills and help them to learn how to manage the production within market expectation time, quality assurance and packaging.
Most of the youth and women groups are supported to actively participate in these ventures.
Below are some of the products made from bones and horns.
Flower vases Spoons, Necklaces, bracelets, and candle holders made from camel bones sold during the Kenya pastoral week
KLMC conducts awareness workshops across the arid and semiarid areas in order to enhance better collaboration between the livestock producers, traders and service providers. The livestock traders and producers are trained on entrepreneurship skills, financial management and transactions, Animal health, advocacy skills, organizational management, legal aid and value addition.
In Kenya and in particularly in the arid and semi-areas of the country livestock became emaciated and eventually die due to lack of pasture. After the recent drought KLMC has started fodder production exercise in four counties. The purpose of the fodder support to some groups is to empower them to see it as a business and to act as a learning point for the rest of the pastoralists in the region. Further, the fodder saves livelihoods, generates income for the farmers and also acts as drought copying mechanism for the pastoralists. The groups were supported through provision of training, seeds and enhancing their water accessibility.