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Journalists experience livestock science in action in Kenya’s south Rift Valley

A ‘science safari’ to the south Rift Valley has enabled African journalists to get first-hand experience of the recent drought in Kenya and the impacts on pastoralists and their livestock. Eight radio and print journalists from East, West and southern Africa took part in the ‘safari’, as part of the latest ‘better science reporting’ workshop supported by the UK Department for International Development.

The focus of the eight-day, intensive training course was improved reporting on livestock science, including: animal health in remote areas; poultry feed development; controlling livestock diseases; pastoralist land management; and small-scale dairy production and marketing.

Read more … (DFID/Research4Development)

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