Livestock assets are an important factor of disaster resilience for women, persons with disabilities, older persons, and persons from other at-risk groups.

To implement livestock-based livelihood programs inclusively:

  • Build the capacities of at-risk groups in livestock management by using accessible communication material, provide accessible trainings and promote the participation of persons who are most likely to be left out, like women and girls with disabilities or persons with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities.
  • Collaborate with representative organisations of at-risk groups in the assessment, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of livestock programs.
  • Consider in the targeting criteria for livestock programs the potential use and benefit of livestock for specific at-risk groups and include these groups in the development of the targeting criteria.
  • Assess the inclusiveness of veterinary services and livestock insurance schemes. Consider attitudinal and institutional barriers.
  • Analyse barriers to ownership and control of livestock assets and address potential discrimination through community sensitization and empowerment of at-risk groups.