The Somali and the Camel: Ecology, Management and Economics

@article{Farah2004TheSA,
  title={The Somali and the Camel: Ecology, Management and Economics},
  author={K. Farah and D. Nyariki and R. Ngugi and I. M. Noor and A. Y. Guliye},
  journal={The Anthropologist},
  year={2004},
  volume={6},
  pages={45 - 55}
}
Camel production is a major source of livelihood for the pastoralists in the drier parts of Kenya. [...] Key Method Besides a thorough literature search, a survey was conducted to collect data on these aspects. The results show that the Somali pastoralists have evolved rational strategies for adapting to the prevailing production conditions of fluctuating forage amounts, and inadequate water and mineral salts. Some of the strategies include herd splitting, watering intervals and salt supplementation. Several…Expand
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  • Journal of animal breeding and genetics = Zeitschrift fur Tierzuchtung und Zuchtungsbiologie
  • 2016
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