Local Kenyan county councils, with aid from SNV, have been able to facilitate the co-management of livestock markets together with livestock farming communities. Livestock Management Associations from these communities have been empowered to effectively manage the market places and operate a number of functions that were previously done by government staff. This has resulted in the development of increasingly vibrant markets for livestock and livestock products as well as other transactions. The model has rapidly spread to over 20 markets in seven counties, benefiting more than 80,000 households with increases in livestock prices of 20 to 30%. The markets are similarly attractive to buyers who find ensured supply, increase efficiencies in transport and other benefits. Diverse enterprises have also sprouted up at these markets providing alternative livelihoods for especially women and young people all year round; hence enhancing their resilience to cyclical droughts. The markets have also gained importance as an interface with farming communities for government programmes and the activities of international development agencies.