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East Africa is home to some of the world’s largest camel populations.

Globally, camel milk is significantly more expensive in comparison to cow milk, owing to the twin factors of camel milk production being lower than cow milk and camel breeding costs which are also higher than that of cows. 

Camel milk can be marketed raw but can also be value-added through pasteurization, flavouring, making camel milk cheese, yoghurt, laban, ghee, ice cream, powder and infant formula among others. …

Special Report: How East Africa is contributing to global climate change knowledge

At Kapiti research station, 70 Km south of Nairobi, scientists based at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and its Mazingira Centre – a-state-of-the-art environmental and education facility in East Africa is conducting essential climate observations. Collecting actual data on how the climate is changing in Kenya’s Savannahs has remained a challenge. Thus, the data available to show climate variations in East Africa has always needed validation.

The most commonly used method is use of satellite imagery which unfortunately lacks the ability to show actual data for a specific area spanning a couple of kilometers. This data captured by satellite, especially land surface temperature and greenhouse gas emissions might have a certain level of difference with that observed on the ground, commonly referred to as variance. Further, the use of satellite imagery and simulations are often not calibrated to the region where they are applied to and thus have an …