Livelihood diversification opportunities for pastoralists in Turkana, Kenya
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Watson, D.J. andJ. van Binsbergen. 2008. Livelihood diversification opportunities for pastoralists in Turkana, Kenya. ILRI Research Report. no. 5. 43p. Nairobi (Kenya): ILRI.
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The main purpose of this report is to characterize the extent of livelihood diversification in Turkana and, through the application of a case study approach, illustrate some of the existing activities and identify their associated strengths and weaknesses. The report also highlights both constraints and opportunities associated with the future expansion of these activities. This section is comprised of two parts. The first part, based on a literature review and two extremely knowledgeable key informants (Ann Kirya and Margret Nabuin-both belong to the Turkana District Chamber of Commerce), briefly outlines the range of diversification opportunities currently being exploited in Turkana. The second part, using insights gained through Focus Group Discussions (FGDs), highlights some of the most promising and widespread commercial diversifi cation activities in Turkana.