Community Action in Kenya
Professor Carolyn Lesorogol began her work in Kenya 30 years ago. Her primary projects have undertaken ethnographic research about processes of land privatization and the effects of land-use choices on livelihoods and social relations, including using computer models to show over time how those choices affect food, income, households and the environment. A second focus has been working with a community association to introduce highly productive dairy goats to improve food security, income and nutrition. The project started with 30 households and Lesorogol hopes to expand the program, which translates into better futures, particularly for children.