Africa / Drought / East Africa / Environment / Kenya / Livestock Systems / Pastoralism

Maasai pastoralists adopt new habits to cope with climate change

As they recover from the worst drought in many years, Maasai pastoralists in Kenya’s south Rift Valley are adopting new habits to help them overcome future disasters.

As the recent drought tested the coping ability of Maasai communities, the leaders of “group ranches” – large communal grazing areas, each with their own government-appointed chief – invited researchers to study the situation and help them develop strategies to prepare for future droughts.

Read more … (Reuters)

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