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Thursday, 24 November 2011

Climate Change Changes The Masai

Masai living in Kojiado district, near the Tanzanian border, are finding traditional cattle herding harder because the weather is getting hotter and the rain more unpredictable. Pasture is becoming harder to find, so many are diversifying to grow crops as well or turning to farming full--time. They are also working with traditional farmers to ensure that both lifestyles can share the resources available without encroaching on each other's survival. Sending children to school is also becoming a priority so that they are better equipped for their changing world. 

Climate change in Kenya: Maasai pastoralists living near the Tanzanian border Kojiado District Kenya


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