Camels provide farmers in drylands with milk and income

    | October 15, 2012

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    In keeping with this week’s focus on the Maasai community, our script of the week tells how one Maasai farmer popularized camel milk and other camel products in a Maasai community in southern Kenya.

    In the extreme droughts of 2000, many of the cattle owned by a Maasai community in Kenya died. This farmer realized the advantages of camels when water is in short supply – that camels can survive droughts by browsing on leaves other animals cannot eat, that they are resistant to most diseases, and that they can provide a reliable and consistent source of income and a nutritious food for the family and the community at a time when other food may be in short supply.

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