Our Newsletter caused great excitement in Boji when two Biovision project staff showed local people the report on the first phase of the project “Camels for drought areas”. The camel owners were thrilled to see photos of family members not seen for a long time. The following sequence of photos shows the “family meeting” brought about by the Biovision Newsletter.
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Dr Kennedy Agoy Lumadede from VSF shows people from Boji a copy of the Biovision Newsletter reporting on the project in Switzerland.
The village elder from Bulesa portrayed in the Biovision Newsletter is known to the people in Boji even though he lives a long way away.
The Newsletter generates considerable interest in Boji.
Mirjam Moser, former project coordinator at Biovision records the information and suggestions made by the camel owners in Boji.
Biovision and “Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Suisse” (VSF) exchange ideas with local people on the camel project in Boji.
Boji is a village in the semi-arid area of Isiolo County in Kenya. It is home to members of the semi-nomadic Borana tribe.
Drought is on the increase in North-Eastern Kenya. Cattle, goats and sheep often die from hunger or thirst because of the distance between watering holes and grazing lands.
Biovision is supporting the semi-nomads in their search for opportunities that will help them meet the challenges of climate change. This includes the re-introduction of camels that are much more resilient to drought than cattle or small domestic animals.