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Research: Africa

Professor Moore has been working in Africa for over 30 years and retains an ongoing interest in the transfer of knowledge through citizen science and grassroots movements. From her initial PhD research in Elgeyo-Marakwet, to tackling bovine TB in Ethiopia, to the recent launch of Procol Kenya – Professor Moore is committed to working for a prosperous future for Africa.

'Prosperity in crisis and the longue durée in Africa'

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This article uses research from Kenya and Zambia to demonstrate how a long-running – but temporally and spatially variable – focus on agricultural productivity has shaped the character of rural life in Africa, and why it has consistently failed to deliver enlarged forms of prosperity based on quality of life and ecological well-being.

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Back to the Grindstone?

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This article presents observations on grinding-stone implements and their uses in Elgeyo-Marakwet County, northwest Kenya.

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Landscape, time and cultural resilience

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In their article 'Landscape, time and cultural resilience: a brief history of agriculture in Pokot and Marakwet, Kenya' Matthew Davies and Henrietta Moore consider the Marakwet and Pokot communities of northwest Kenya, both of which have been subjected to a range of external agricultural interventions. The authors find a dynamic, yet hidden ‘cultural resilience’ spanning several centuries.

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Women, marketplaces and exchange partners amongst the Marakwet of northwest Kenya

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Based on recent fieldwork, this paper examines the intersecting economic activities of Marakwet women in northwest Kenya with a particular focus on exchange friendships. We highlight the need to expand previous definitions of tilia, based on male exchange of livestock, to include a variety of exchange friendships including those between women.

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Ethiopia Control of Bovine TB Strategies (ETHICOBOTS)

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Bovine tuberculosis in Ethiopia is a rapidly growing issue, not just for the agricultural sector but with wider social, economic and health implications.

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The Marakwet Research Station

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The Marakwet Research Station is situated in Tot-Sibou Village in the Kerio Valley, northwest Kenya

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Editorial: Female genital mutilation/cutting

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Targeted interventions can work, but more remains to be done to change people’s behaviour

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'Epistemology and Ethics: Perspectives from Africa’

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There has been much discussion in anthropology of the problem of belief and of the difficulties inherent in understanding and interpreting alternative life-worlds. One consequence of anthropological understanding and interpretation being intimately tied to the epistemological and ethical project of contextualization is that other people’s knowledge is often rendered as parochial, defined by its local contexts and scope.

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