Helping farmers to protect their animals
We not only respond when disasters strike. World Animal Protection – Africa through farmer field schools educates farmers on disaster planning to protect themselves and their animals.
In Kenya, we have so far trained 7400 farmers directly and 48 county government extension workers as part of sustainability. This gives them the confidence to face disasters.
Our work with communities in disaster management preparedness, includes:
- Educating and training animal owners on how to care for and protect their animals during and after disasters
- Developing community emergency plans - that include animals
- Setting up early warning systems
- Raising awareness on how to store and protect essential food and water
- Demonstrating how to safely evacuate animals from danger
- Building, strengthening and securing animal shelters
- Running vaccination programmes - to minimise the spread of disease during and after disasters
- Creating public service announcements - advising local people on how to care for their animals during disasters
Building the capacity of communities helps reduce the devastating effects of disasters and securing their livelihoods which highly depends on animals.