Farmer Stories tagged "pastoralism"

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Kenya: As large herds struggle, some Maasai switch to dairy cattle (Trust)

admin May 12, 2019

In the Maasai village of Oloimayian, cattle have long been a symbol of wealth and pride. “I hope your cattle are well” […]

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Mauritania: With drought keeping men on the road, pastoralist women take charge (Trust)

admin April 30, 2018

Every time the pastoralist men in Fatima Demba’s village return from their months-long journey in search of pasture and water, the women […]

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Kenya: Hotline, ‘gender champions’ tackle violence against rural girls (Trust)

admin March 05, 2018

Mariam Mohammed cradles her baby and draws nervously in the red sand with a twig as she recalls what happened to her. […]

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Kenya: Herders swap livestock for chilies as drought hits hard (Trust)

admin August 28, 2017

It’s mid-August and, at this time of year, Richard Longiro and his wife Cherop are usually busy looking for grazing for their […]

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Tanzania: Farmers detain cattle in clashes with pastoralists

Gaudensia Mngumi July 31, 2017

In the Bagamoyo district on Tanzania’s Indian Ocean coast, it’s common to see Maasai herders leading flocks of cattle, sheep, and goats. […]

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Tanzania: Pastoralists rely on radio to adapt to poor rainy season

Kathryn Burnham January 16, 2017

To reach Ketumbeine, you travel 85 kilometres north from Arusha, in northern Tanzania. After leaving the paved road, it’s a few more […]

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Kenya: Herders profit from selling surplus hay (Trust)

admin August 15, 2016

As a boy, Abdirahman Hillole Musa spent long hours roaming the scrubland of northeastern Kenya with his father’s cows and goats, often […]

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Ethiopia: Pastoralists look to adapt to drought (IRIN)

admin June 20, 2016

A camel sits on the parched ground, loaded with sacks of grain and pulses, yellow jerry cans, bottles of cooking oil, and […]

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Kenya: Growing fruit and vegetables helps pastoralists survive drought

Leopold Obi September 21, 2015

Ali Bawata is a happy man. The former pastoralist supports his family by selling the crops he grows near his makeshift house […]

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Kenya: Pastoralist women find economic freedom through fruit and vegetable gardens (Trust)

admin May 18, 2015

The Samburu people of northern Kenya traditionally believed that, if a woman is not beaten by her husband, then she is not […]

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