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1. Background The Frontier Counties Development Council (FCDC) is a regional bloc formed by the County Governments of Lamu, Tana River, Garissa, Wajir, Mandera, Marsabit, Isiolo, Turkana, Samburu, and West Pokot in the aftermath of devolution. The Council promotes cooperation, coordination, and information sharing between counties to enhance socio-economic development and promote peaceful co-existence among […]

The members of pastoralists political leaders gathered in Nairobi make a public pronouncement and add their voices to the ongoing public debate on the Building Bridges Initiative Report (BBI). The Governors under the FCDC umbrella and MPs that form the Pastoralists Parliamentary Group represent more than 10 million people spread in a region that covers […]

Impacts of COVID-19 on livestock sector in the Frontier Counties of Kenya

August 13, 2020 News

Recently, the FCDC livestock sector team visited Garissa County, one of our member counties, to assess the impacts of COVID-19 on the livestock sector. At the time of the visit, only 25 COVID-19 cases had been recorded in Garissa. As of 11th August 2020, there were 168 confirmed cases in the County. The team found […]

Nairobi, June 1st, 2020. Demand for camel milk is growing but Covid-19 puts nutrition and livelihoods at risk.   The dairy sector meets with the Kenya government to push for curfew exceptions and more.    Frontier Counties Development Council and the Kenya Pastoralists Parliamentary Group (PPG) join the Global Coalition for Camel Milk and other players […]

The FCDC member counties have expressed fears of new large invasion of desert locusts from the Horn of Africa – many times bigger than the January 2020 outbreak – and the hatching of second-generation eggs in the next 3 months. Nearly 1 million people have so far been affected by the devastating desert locusts, which […]

The Livestock Sector Strengthening (LSS) Project aims to support the Frontier Counties to improve livestock production by creating a conducive environment for the delivery of livestock services. The project focuses on enhancing key factors such as animal health, fodder production, and development of aspects of markets. This is achieved by strengthening institutions that are involved […]

What is CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)? COVID-19 is a new respiratory illness, that was identified in China, and has since spread across the world, including Kenya. What are the signs and symptoms of COVID-19? Headache Sore throat Cough Shortness of breath Very high fever Body ache How is it spread? Contact with an infected person with COVID-19 […]

FCDC has initiated a review of the institutional, legal & policy framework for peacebuilding and conflict management in its member counties. This process involves statistical analysis of persistent conflicts, and emerging conflicts linked to devolution, large projects involving large scale land acquisitions, mineral prospecting among other factors. FCDC region is characterized by a myriad of […]

The Frontier Counties Development Council welcomed the signing of deal between the National Government and 4 of our member counties and Meru. This is after the World Bank advanced the government $ 10 million to prepare the engineering designs and bidding documents for the tarmacking of 365km Isiolo-Wajir-Mandera road. The five counties — Meru, Isiolo, […]