Published by
Mercy Corps

This learning brief describes how the  RIPA-North programme used a Market Systems Resilience (MSR) approach to transform the structure of livestock supply chains in the lowlands to benefit female pastoralists and agro-pastoralists, resulting in a 193 per cent increase in livestock purchases and year-round demand that withstood even the recent severe drought.

This initiative not only fostered year-round demand for livestock, even amidst severe droughts, but also built trust-based relationships across the supply chain. The transformation of these supply chains into more resilient and efficient systems has shown remarkable benefits for pastoralists, including increased income and enhanced resilience to environmental shocks. 

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The document's insights into the successful strategies and outcomes of the RIPA-North programme make it a valuable resource for stakeholders aiming to replicate similar  efforts in other regions.