We aim to introduce warriors on better ways of earning a living and move away from rusting," said John Kariuki, vice president of the Slow Food International.
The program, according to Kariuki
, also aims to expose the pastoralist to methods of producing livestock products without the use of chemicals but local preservatives and finding markets for the finished products.
"In bid to enhance food security and culture of the pastoralists, the organization is promoting for traditional preservation methods of food and culture," said the official during the presentation of certificates to warriors trained on livestock husbandry in Kapenguria in northwest Kenya.
said the organization has already exposed 21 households in Tartar village, Pokot County ton ways of making yoghurt through traditional methods.
The organization in collaboration with the ministry of livestock production has stepped up capacity building on Pokot pastoralists on livestock husbandry and value added techniques.
urged the need to empower the community through pastoral friendly programs.
"The pastoralists and warriors have been trained on animal health and the gradual improvement of the production process, leading eventually to a quality product that respects tradition but is also safer and more hygienic," added Kariuki