Africa / Animal Production / East Africa / Ethiopia / Kenya / Livestock Systems / Pastoralism / Vulnerability

University of the Bush – understanding pastoral lives

In November 2010, more than 50 pastoralists, politicians, donors and researchers met in Kenya to discuss the place of nomadic livestock keeping in national development, recent research findings and future policy options. Unusually, the meeting took place not in a conference centre but under an acacia tree, on the edge of a national park – one of a series of meetings called the University of the Bush.

Interviewed for AGFAX Radio, two of the delegates—both from pastoral communities—spoke to Eric Kadenge about the critical issues currently facing pastoralists, including competition for land and pressure on livestock keepers to settle. They gave passionate views on why government policy should be supporting rather than undermining nomadic lives.

View related article in New Agriculturist: New initiative to include pastoralists in research

View the radio interview

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