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Maasai Indigenous People Of Kenya and Their Food Systems

Maasai are semi-nomadic pastoralists who migrate within semi-arid lowlands and more humid uplands to obtain water and pasture. The large majority of them obtain their livelihood through husbandry of cattle, goat and sheep. Their food culture is very unique as they rely on meat, milk and blood from cattle for protein and energy needs. But lately with the gradual loss of elder members of the Maasai community who carry most of this people’s indigenous knowledge, Maasai indigenous communities are losing their customary practices.

Producer : Dev Kumar Sunuwar

Interview: Tunda Lepore, Maasai Indigenous Woman Activists from East Africa, Kenya.

Music: Remember your children: by Solidummay, used with permission

Image: Tunda Lepore
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