Pro poor livestock policy initiative workshop, 6th to 7th, october 2003, imperial hotel, addis ababa, ethiopia.
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Pro poor livestock policy initiative is a FAO initiated project which will strive within a time of six years, to facilitate and support the formulation and implementation of policies and institutional changes that have a positive impact on the livelihoods of a large number of the world's poor. In view of the critical role played by livestock in supporting and sustaining their livelihoods, the initiative said to have a distinct focus on livestock. The basic rational of the initiative as put in the document, derives from the realization that technology oriented projects in the livestock and related sectors have failed to deliver significant improvements in the livelihoods of the poor, and that an enabling institutional and policy environment is indispensable for enhancing the impact and sustainability of pro poor interventions. Objective The objective of the project is a strengthened capacity in FAO member nations and international organizations to formulate livestock sector and related policies and implementation plans that reduce poverty, whilst managing environmental and public health risks. Outputs and activities The principal outputs the project aims to achieve are: 1. Portfolio of livestock related interventions for reducing poverty through policy and institutional change 2. Increased awareness and consideration of the potential contribution of livestock and the livestock sector to poverty reduction 3. Effective systems for livestock policy information, analysis, decisionsupport as well as for monitoring and evaluation 4. Mechanisms For stake holder representation in the negotiation of policies and institutional changes that better support poor peoples livestockdependent livelihoods. To materialize five geographical regions are selected as pilot areas for the first phase of the regional components of the project; among which the east African hub that comprises of Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
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