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dc.description.abstractArid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) in Kenya stand at the focal point of agricultural challenges and economic opportunities. Livestock, a mainstay of these regions, plays a key role in driving economic growth and ensuring food security for the communities inhabiting these arid landscapes. The livelihoods of a significant portion of the population are intricately woven into the fabric of livestock rearing, making it not just an economic activity but a way of life. The immense contribution of the livestock sector to the economy cannot be overstated, with a substantial share of the GDP attributed to the livestock industry. As these regions grapple with the unique challenges posed by aridity and semi-aridity, harnessing innovative technologies such as Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) becomes imperative to elevate the efficiency, sustainability, and traceability of livestock management. Botswana’s successful implementation of the Livestock Identification and Traceability System (LITS) serves as a compelling model for Kenya for several reasons. Firstly, Botswana shares a similar ecological context, characterized by arid conditions and scarce resources. The LITS in Botswana effectively navigated these challenges, showcasing the adaptability of the system to harsh environmental realities. Secondly, the positive impact of LITS on Botswana’s livestock sector is evident in improved disease control, market access, and overall economic gains. By drawing lessons from Botswana, Kenya can glean insights into the practical implementation, challenges faced, and solutions derived from a comparable context, thus streamlining the adaptation of RFID technology to its unique ASALsen
dc.publisherThe Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA)en
dc.subjectRadio-Frequency Identificationen
dc.subjectLivestock Managementen
dc.subjectAnimal Identificationen
dc.subjectArid and Semi-Arid Landsen
dc.titlePolicy Brief No. 10 of 2023-2024 on Pioneering Livestock Management through Radio Frequency Identification Technology in Kenya’s Arid and Semi-Arid Lands: Insights from Botswanaen
dc.typeKIPPRA Publicationsen
ppr.contributor.authorMatofari, Adrian & Omariba, Vivian

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