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Video voices: chickens are my security

Traditionally, the Antandroy are engaged in cattle-herding. Livestock have always been at the heart of their life, culture and customs. Cattle are prized but are now well beyond the means of poorer households, who make do with raising smaller animals such as sheep, goats and chickens.

Suzanne describes how raising a few chickens serves as her banking system as well as the closest thing she can get to health insurance or a college fund – underlining her dependence on natural resources.


Video voices: chickens are my security is produced as part of the Survival strategies oral testimony project.


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