LINKS : Livestock Information Network & Knowledge System for Enhanced Pastoral Livelihoods in East Africa
Texas A&M University
ACDI-VOCA-Ethiopia, Far m Africa, Afar Pastoral Development Coordination, Alemaya University, Ethiopia,Bati Agricultural and Rural Development Office, Dire Dawa Agriculture Office, Dire Dawa Disaster Preparedness and Food Security (DPFS),Dire Dawa Rural Development Coordination Bureau, Disaster Prevention and Preparedness and Food Security Bureau, Afar Region, Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Commission, Ethiopian Information and Communication, Technology Development Authority (ICTAD), Ethiopian Telecommunication Agency, Ethiopian Telecommunication Corporation,FAO/Afar Livestock Recovery Project,FEWS NET, Ethiopia, Jijiga Pastoral Agro-pastoral Research Center, Lives t ock, Crops , and Natural Resources Development Office, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Livestock and Fish Marketing Department, Oromia Pastoral Development Commission, Pastoralist Forum, Ethiopia, Save the Children, UK and Jijiga office Moyale, District, Somali Region, Ethiopia, Somali Region Pastoral and Agro-pastoral Research Institute, Somali Region Rural Development, USAID -Southern Tier Initiatives (STI), Werer Agricultural Research Center (Ethiopia); Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN), Arid Lands Resource Management Project, Farm Africa, Northern Kenya Pastoralist Capacity Building Project, FEWS NET, Kenya, First Voice Africa, Food and Agriculture Organization, Food for the Hungry International, Kenya Livestock Marketing Council, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development, Netherlands Development Organization (SNV), Regional Agricultural Trade Expansion Support Program, Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development, Terra Nuova, University of Nairobi, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (Kabete Campus), Veterinaires Sans Frontieres-Suisse (Kenya); Ministry of Livestock Development, Selian Agricultural Research Institute (Tanzania)
Paul Dyke; Robert Kaitho
The LINKS project developed from the GL-CRSP Livestock Early Warning System (LEWS) project, which was established in 1997. The LEWS project developed and applied a suite of technologies to provide a regional decision-support framework for livestock early warning. The LINKS project is placing LEWS technology inside a broader livestock information and analysis system that is designed to improve livestock markets and trade, thereby enhancing the well-being of pastoralists in eastern Africa.