Kenya is one of the most visited countries in Africa specifically East Africa and mostly known for their high athletic performance in international championship competitions also has one of the biggest livestock markets in Africa.
Garissa is a town located in the Southern part of Kenya and has the biggest Livestock Market in East and Central Africa.
According to reports, over 5,000 livestock trade happen in Garissa daily and the Garissa abattoir records slaughtering of about 15 to 20 camels, close to 32 sheep, and over 120 goats also on a daily basis.
The Garrisa cattle market is therefore a very flourishing one which provides food security for residents as well as generating chunk of income to boost the economy.
In April 2022, USAID partnered with the Garissa County Government and launched a one year program called “Ufugaji Bora, Maisha bora’ to help train livestock farmers in animal health and proper social behavior to increase the animal yield and to maintain production of hygienic livestock.