1 December 2020

Learning about Food Security in the Maasai Mara Ecosystem

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About this episode

  Language: English   Duration: 24mins 43secs
 Partners: Nashulai Maasai Conservancy

We sat down with Nelson Ole Reiyia and Maggie Reiyia of the Nashulai Maasai Conservancy to learn how one of Kenya’s first Indigenous-managed conservancies was able to restore food security and self-sufficiency in the face of lost eco-tourism income caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

About our guest

Nelson Ole Reiyia is the Co-founder and CEO of the Nashulai Maasai Conservancy and Maggie Reiyia is the Family, Gender, and Education Coordinator of the Nashulai Maasai Conservancy, located in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Sekenani, Kenya. The Nashulai Maasai Conservancy is among the first Indigenous owned and community managed conservancies in East Africa. Home to the Maasai people, the conservancy uses a mixed-use conservation model that combines native habitat restoration, livestock agriculture, leading-edge science, and Indigenous ecological knowledge.

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