Essay competition to express innovative solutions and ideas on extensive livestock!

Take this unique opportunity to contribute to the international expo and conference ‘Herding for the Markets’ and write an essay about your ideas on extensive livestock.
Winners will have the opportunity to present their ideas during the conference to an expert audience!
AgriProFocus and its partners Kenya Commercial Bank Foundation (KCBF), Kenya Livestock Marketing Council (KLMC),Kenya Markets Trust (KMT) and SNV Kenya (Netherlands Development Organization) will host the first regional extensive livestock expo from 4 th to 6th November 2015 in Nairobi.
The expo will bring together local, regional and international livestock breeders, extensive livestock keepers, processors,marketers, industry regulators, policy makers, researchers, academia and many other value chain players. The conference programme is geared around the following 5 topics:

  1. Extensive livestock production systems – pasture, breeding, livestock health.
  2. Market access – infrastructure, producer organization,value addition.
  3. Adaptation and mitigation of extensive livestock risks, climate risks, community conflict risks, natural resources management, price fluctuation risks.
  4. Access to finance.
  5. Partnerships and engagements with all stakeholders.

The essay competition is part of the conference programme. The aim is to give young professionals the opportunity to share your innovative ideas and solutions on one of the five topics and share these unique, innovative and “game changing” practises and stories on Herding for the Markets.
Submission of your essay:
Essays can be entered by any individual up to 35 years old based in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Faculty members and post-graduate students affiliated to universities in the region are particularly encouraged to apply.
Expert juries will select the best 2 essays per country. The authors of the winning essays will be invited to the conference for poster presentations. All costs will be covered.
Have a look at thr website to check the criteria for participation and how to submit your essay:
Essays should be submitted via mail to:
Deadline for submission is 15th of September 2015
For more information on the Extensive livestock Expo, visit

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