Dairy Alternatives: Drought Creates Market for Camel Milk in Eastern Africa
Kenyan farmers facing historic drought are turning to camel milk, a traditional alternative proving to be a sustainable solution. Experts say the camel’s ability to survive amid a warming climate makes it “an animal of the future” compared to livestock. As the commercialization of this unexpected dairy source grows, scientists — and the public — are learning more about the health benefits attributed to the unexpected dairy source. In Kenya’s capital, many cafes serve camel “camelccinos,” yogurt and other dairy products made from camel milk on a regular basis.