Protecting Livestock Against Drought in the Horn of Africa

With Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia suffering the impacts of drought, help is coming from the DRIVE Project. The De-risking, Inclusion, and Value Enhancement of Pastoral Economies in the Horn of Africa (DRIVE) Project is working to enable the region to adapt to the impacts of climate change, commercialize livestock production in pastoralist communities, and ensure inclusion of the marginalized and vulnerable groups such as women in the sector.

250,000 households are expected to benefit from the project representing 1.6 million pastoralists and their dependents. The project will enable $572 million in private capital to help pastoralists tap into drought insurance and savings, get access to digital accounts, and attract more private investment in pastoral areas. About 2,500 pastoralist groups will be connected to markets so that they get better value from their livestock-rearing activities, as currently, they are at the bottom of the value chain.