In Burkina Faso nearly 85% of households derive some of their income from livestock keeping. This sector represents 12% of GDP and 19% of national exports. However, there are many problems that hinder the development of livestock keeping. Recurring droughts result in dried up water-sources and a drop in fodder production, needed to feed and water livestock. In addition, the invasion of grasslands by agricultural crops leads to increased land insecurity. To face these challenges, livestock keepers are constantly adapting and developing new skills.