ようこそ門平研究室へ
Africa Veterinary Epidemiology Veterinary Communication

アフリカ/Africa


 

ケニア

(研修事業を9月3日より25日まで実施しました。目的は以下のとおりです。)

1. Title of training/ research
A new holistic approach to achieve well-being of rural people, ecosystem health, and biodiversity conservation in livestock-wildlife joint land use in dry lands, East Africa

 

2. Purpose of training/ research

Over last few decades, as a result of restrictions on access, rural poor have suffered more severe poverty and wildlife populations have dramatically decreased. Livestock often are perceived as cause of land degradation. Livestock, however, remains major financial and social asset of the rural poor.

There has been increasing evidence on synergies between livestock and wildlife pastoral or extensive livestock land use of dry lands, East Africa. This indicates an important ecological role livestock might play.  We name this land use as the livestock-wildlife joint land use. Our study in surrounding areas of TLI showed that the poorer communities benefited most from wildlife enterprise. The study showed that negative impact wildlife on livestock production was attributable to disease, predation and loss of grazing. Therefore if appropriate method of managing livestock can be found, it will help the rural poor find pathway out of poverty.

Livestock could, therefore, achieve financial, social and ecological goals. There is an urgent need to establish a new holistic framework that African Scientists would build their knowledge on, and could influence and support the national policy for sustainable development.

This intensive training course will be to expose social scientists and scientists to livestock-wildlife joint land use in Lolldaiga Hills ranch, The Lolldaiga Institute (TLI), Kenya.

Specific objectives of the proposed training course are twofold:
To evaluate different livestock managements in relation to wildlife distribution in order to further our understanding of livestock and wildlife joint land use by
To evaluate epidemiology of domestic stock and its impact on livestock and wildlife joint land use in order to improve ecosystem health and well-being of rural people
Outcome of our training course will stimulate discussion to adjust and improve policy framework for sustainable livestock development for well-being of rural people and biodiversity conservation in East Africa.

 

Outcome of our training course will stimulate discussion to adjust and improve policy framework for sustainable livestock development for well-being of rural people and biodiversity conservation in East Africa.

 

3. Comments from Dr. Fumi Mizutani

In the middle of economic crisis, one of Kenya's worst drought in living memory has hit Kenya. Our team of African scientists have experienced extent to which the poor and the nature were challenged and tested in African drylands at TLI. Wildlife started emigrate their usual habitat to adapt the current drought situations, people were gathering water and firewood further than usual, and cattle looked thin but surviving.

We had an extremely good team of African scientists and social scientist for the first ICCAE programme at TLI. Not only the scientists have learnt livestock-wildlife joint land use and importance of the natural resources such as wildlife, forest, and water in drylands,; but also TLI has learnt a new formula for the future of Africa. Forward-thinking African scientists would stimulate other scientists, and discuss how the natural resource base would be only maintained for the future generation in Africa. Indeed this training course has revived our thinking and gave us energy to cope with our challenge for the future.

 

写真1:研修事業に参加した顔ぶれ:左より、バーナード(ザンビア)、エリザベス(ケニア)、門平、水谷、ヤンナイスウェ(ミヤンマー)、ジョセフ(ケニア)、アブデイ(ケニア)

写真2:調査に使用した車

 アフリカ  獣医疫学  獣医コミュニケーション  プロフィール  研究室メンバー  お問い合わせ
 Copyrighted by Kadohira's laboratory, All rights reserved, 2005