From Camel to Cup

Nicky Milne, Jim Bishop, Jeong-One Park | 2019 | 15 min.

2020 Official Selection

In 2017, Kenya declared drought a national disaster and in early 2019 announced it had allocated 2 billion shillings, about $20 million, to respond. Extreme weather has pushed wandering nomads to bank on camels – and their milk – as a drought-safe investment with Kenya, now the world’s second largest producer of camel milk after neighboring Somalia. Camels are highly adapted to climate change, while their milk has been dubbed “white gold” by food experts who say it could help conquer malnutrition.

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