The second in the series of seminars known as the University of the Bush took place at Malka Bisan Adi near Kinna, Kenya from 22nd – 24th November 2010. Pastoralists attended from across Kenya and southern Ethiopia. They were joined by the local MP, Hon. Abdul Ali Bahar and MP for Saku and Deputy Minister for the Development of Northern Kenya and other Arid Lands, Hon. Hussein Tari Sasura.
Pastoralists at this seminar debated the findings of six recent pieces of research into different areas of pastoralist innovation commissioned by the IDS-hosted Future Agricultures Consortium. These studies investigate innovations in camel marketing and camel disease management in northeastern Kenya and in Ethiopia, changing land use and fodder access in areas of intense land competition in Tana River and Laikipia, a quiet revolution in peace and security management in Upper Eastern Kenya and southern Ethiopia and rangeland enclosures in southeastern Ethiopia.
Following the event, the researchers who presented their initial findings will revise their pieces of research and some will undertake further fieldwork.
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