Camels for Drought Areas

Rural populations in Kenya largely depend on the health of their animals for their livelihoods. However, threats from climate change are increasing. This project supports people living in arid regions by providing camels and training farmers in animal welfare and marketing camel milk products. The farmers learn how to identify and control the main animal diseases. In addition, an early warning system using smartphones is being developed.

 


Camels not cows – Robust and hardy despite climate change

 


Stories from this project

With camels out of poverty

In the very dry areas of northern Kenya people are increasingly suffering from the consequences of climate change. Those most affected are pastoralist peoples.
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Kamele für Dürregebiete

Die weissen Spuren am Mund des Kindes verraten es: Das Borana- Mädchen aus Bulesa im Nordosten Kenias hat Milch getrunken – genauer gesagt Kamelmilch. Diese ist besser haltbar als jene von Kühen, Schafen oder Ziegen.
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Milk expressway from the savannah to the city

Thanks to camels, hundreds of shepherd families in barren north-east Kenya now have a better life. But it’s not just them – the women of the Anolei Milk Cooperative also benefit. Read more.

 

“Camels are the future”

The main rainy season in North-East Kenya normally runs from the beginning of March to the end of May. But more and more the rain simply does not come. With its project to reintroduce camels, Biovision is helping to develop a model that will alleviate the effects of drought. Read more.

 

Major steps to improve animal health

If goats, sheep, cattle or camels fall sick, their owners suffer too. When faced with this situation, livestock farmers in rural Africa usually have to cope entirely on their own. The project “Camels for drought areas” in Kenya is seeking to improve this. Read more.