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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 17 Proportional piling in Turkana: a case study


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 17 Proportional piling in Turkana: a case study Cathy Watson Introduction Aim of the exercise The Turkana people of north-west Kenya are This case study focuses on one particular nomadic pastoralists, whose livelihood depends technique used during the study, proportional largely on their herds of sheep, goats, camels piling. Piling was used as a central method and cattle. However, they supplement their during interviews with the sample households. household economy with a number of other It was used to investigate the relative activities, such as growing sorghum in hollows contribution which the families' various and along dry river beds, fishing (for those economic activities made to household food living by Lake Turkana), hunting and gathering, supply. The exercise provided indicative values and trade. - based on the families' own perceptions - and also served as a basis for further discussion. The Loiktaung Pastoral Development Project The exercise was carried out twice, for the wet (LPDP) is an Oxfam-funded project based in and dry seasons. This enabled seasonal the north of Turkana District. The project, differences to be assessed and discussed. which began in 1984, focused initially on rainwater harvesting for crop production, Methodology looking ...

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