Boran use lIvestock-based indicators to assess rangeland quality

In Marsabit Central District in northern Kenya, a study of Borana herders’ indigenous monitoring and assessment of rangeland quality found that the herders have considerable ecological knowledge, which focuses on livestock-based indicators at the level of classified landscapes. The herders’ personal experiences and social memory provided an environmental history of grazing landscapes and perceptions of change in rangeland quality. The authors concluded that herders’ indigenous ecological knowledge could be integrated with conventional scientific methods to assess and monitor rangeland quality. The paper “Livestock-based knowledge of rangeland quality assessment and monitoring at landscape level among Borana herders of northern Kenya” was published in Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 2012 2:2

Posted on 25 December 2012 in Pastoral Research & Innovation, Pastoralism & Natural Resources