Paradigm Shift: Kenyan Pastoralists Switch To Modern Agriculture

African Science News Service (Apr. 7, 2011) | The harsh economic times, persistent drought and food insecurity are forcing nomadic communities in Kenya abandon pastoralism and practice modern agriculture. The Samburu, Turkana, Rendile, Borana, Somali communities in Isiolo County, Eastern Kenya who have traditionally engaged in pastoralism and have fought each other in many cattle-rustling wars are changing their lifestyle and are today engaged in farming – growing beans, Sukuma wiki (Kales) among other crops not only for consumption in their homes, but also sell the extra in Isiolo town on large scale.