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As droughts worsen, Kenyan herders revive ancient grazing system

24 Jun 2016, TRF

Arid Isiolo County is battling increasingly frequent and longer droughts, which can wipe out communities' entire herds. That poses serious challenges for a region where pastoralism is the main source of income. But loss of livestock among the Borana is now being reduced, thanks to the reintroduction of a centuries old but abandoned traditional grazing management system.


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