On Saturday, February 23, 2013, The Saturday Nation newspaper in Kenya, run an expansive story about Lelan Dairy, one of EADD’s partner cooperatives, detailing how the project concept has transformed the Lelan community. Lelan is in West Pokot area of Kenya and home to Marakwet and Pokot tribes, infamous for cattle rustling and fighting.
In summary: In partnership with EADD, the farmers turned Lelan from battle field of bandits and cattle rustlers to peaceful farmland where everyone has a stake in the successful Lelan dairy company. By abandoning indigenous cattle for cross bred breeds, populalized by EADD, Pokot and Marakwet farmers took away the biggest incentive for cattle rustlers and ensured peace between the tribes. Read the inspiring story of one of EADD-Heifer International successes here
(The Nation is a newspaper of regional Nation Media Group the leading and largest media organization South of Sahara and North of Limpopo)