Livestock drive north Kenya's economy, and form a central part of cultural values and traditions. They dictate the way and pace of life, and for many households, offer the sole source of income.
The northern rangelands are under increasing pressure to support growing livestock numbers, and conservancies are trying to find ways to manage natural resources for the benefit of both cattle and wildlife.
LivestockWORKS aims to create that link, by providing a market for pastoralists from high performing conservancies. NRTT holds markets in conservancies with good governance and rangeland management, buying cattle directly from pastoralists.
2,335 head of cattle were bought from 1,175 sellers in 14 conservancies in 2018
Sellers earned Ksh. 94 million (US$ 940,000) in income