Urban livestock keeping in the city of Nairobi: Diversity of production systems, supply chains, and their disease management and risks

Urban livestock keeping in developing cities have an important role in food security and livelihoods, but can also pose a significant threat to the environment and health of urban dwellers. The aim of this study was to identify the different livestock systems in Nairobi, their supply chains and their management and food safety risks. Data were collected through focus group discussions with livestock production officers. Supply chain flow diagrams were then developed and the data analysed thematically. The study findings are useful for designing policies to help to control urban livestock production and minimize its associated health and environment risks.