FAC’s Pastoralism Research Theme is examining the Maasai drought response, the dynamics of these social innovations as well as other notable ways that Maa-speaking herders in Laikipia sought in new and different ways to withstand and recover from the drought crisis. As well as considering the longitudinal continuities in how these groups responded to the drought, the research examines the drivers of these innovations, who is involved, who is benefitting and who might lose out.
Lind, J.; Letai, J. Research Update No. 01: Innovation and Distress: Managing Multiple Uncertainties in Laikipia, Kenya. Future Agricultures Consortium, Brighton, UK (2010) 2 pp.