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was not originally a priority location for a project, because of its
strong tradition of cattle keeping. However we had requests from three different
As of July 2012, we have around 10 buck stations in and a few in each of , and Districts.
• Introduction of the programme was initiated by local organisations.
• There is a shortage of milk in the area because of rustling raids by a neighbouring tribe. (The raids have now stopped, but the cattle population is still low.)
• Dairy goats have already been brought into the area by an enterprising local farmer, so there is now a demonstration centre already there (see picture left).
• Bringing two or three separate organisations into a common project may cause difficulties.
• Goats milk is still very , so take-
• The area is flat, and so the environmental conservation element of the programme will not get the boost that it would in areas .
• The potential project area is large, and the ‘hotspots’ of enthusiasm are well separated.
• There is very little experience of zero-