Tragedy of the Uncommon–Kenya: With Their Forests Vanished, Kenya’s Maasai Adapt

Transmara — Peter Ole Nembo stopped moving his livestock around in search of pasture and water in times of drought about a decade ago, when the government ended communal ownership of the Rift Valley district’s 2,850 square kilometres of land and divided it among individual owners.

Garry Rogers:  So many failed efforts to increase productivity.  As in China, this harsh reversal of Hardin’s Tragedy of the Commons makes it so clear that we cannot learn from our past.

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