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Youths in Isiolo shifting from pastoralism to modern agriculture

Some members of the Kitile youth group attending to some seedlings before transplanting. [Photo: Malachi Motano]

By Malachi Motano The harsh economic times and the attempts to fight food insecurity are making nomadic communities in Isiolo County shift from herding to crop production. This is thanks to Isiolo River that has provided water for irrigation. Some young men in Samburu, Turkana, Rendile, Borana, Somali who have traditionally engaged each other in cattle-rustling wars are changing their ...

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