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30/04/2017
By: Ann

Pastoralist community perceptions of land-use changes in southern Kenya

Resource-use changes in rangeland ecosystems have triggered ecological, social and economic dynamics that often have adverse effects on pastoralists. The study “Community perceptions on spatio-temporal land use changes in the Amboseli ecosystem, southern Kenya”, published in Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice (2016 6:24), applied an integrated approach using local knowledge and spatial technologies to assess […]

30/04/2017
By: Ann

Pastoralist women’s use of antenatal care service in Afar, Ethiopia

Pastoralists’ use of health services in Ethiopia is not well documented. Agrarian women’s use of maternal health services has proven to be effective in reducing the mortality of mothers. In early 2015, a study on “Pastoralism and antenatal care service utilization in Dubti District, Afar, Ethiopia”, published in Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice (2016 6:15), […]

30/04/2017
By: Ann

Effective traditional handling of camel milk in Kenya

Pastoral communities in Kenya use smoke from certain herbs to disinfect milk-handling containers and preserve camel milk. This imparts a characteristic desired flavour to the milk. The aim of the study “Antimicrobial effect of smoking milk handling containers’ inner surfaces as a preservation method in pastoral systems in Kenya”, published in Pastoralism: Research, Policy and […]

30/04/2017
By: Ann

Innovation in managing natural & social capital in Kenyan group ranches

The paper “Tracing innovation pathways in the management of natural and social capital on Laikipia Maasai Group Ranches, Kenya”, published in Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice (2016: 6:16), looks at changes in resource management since group ranches (GRs) were established in Kenya starting in the 1960s. A case study of a GR in Laikipia County […]

27/04/2017
By: Ann

Women’s empowerment in pastoral societies

The report “Women’s empowerment in pastoral societies” (2008, 137pp) published by the World Initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism“ (WISP) reviews hundreds of reports and publications across the globe that include aspects of gender relations within a pastoral, herding or livestock-based context. From these, case studies were selected to form a picture of women’s empowerment (both that […]

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