Area: West Pokot County in Kenya, especially Chepareria Ward, in relation to other drylands in Sub-Saharan Africa
Participants: University of Nairobi (UoN) (Kenya) / Vi Agroforestry (Kenya) / SLU Sweden
Products: Mainly livestock products, including poultry, but also cereals, vegetables, fruit and tree products
Intensification drivers: Population growth, increased commodification of agricultural produce, adaptation to Climate Change, enclosures infrastructure and communication
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The Triple L (Land, Livestock and Livelihood, www.TripleL.se), research initiative is a multidisciplinary research initiative taking its base in the land-use and livelihood transformations that has taken place in West Pokot, Kenya, during the last three decades. This type of development and transformation may be common and relevant for large areas and vast populations in dryland Sub-Saharan Africa. Modus operandi for Triple L has to a large extent been MSc student research project. Identification of drivers and indicators for this kind of intensification will be done in well supervised and hypothesized student projects. A thorough literature, which does not fit into the normal modus operandi, is also needed to identify and understand the extent and variation of transformation processes from pastoralism to agro-pastoral livelihoods and range management throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.