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Table 4 Pastoral household livelihood activities in the study area

From: Role of camel milk in pastoral livelihoods in Kenya: contribution to household diet and income

Livelihood activity Average for wet and dry seasons Wet season (March May) Dry season (July-August)
Income (KSh) % of total income Income (KSh) % of total income Income (KSh) % of total income
Sales of camel milk (N = 197) 27,376.55* 38.70 33,578.20 40.85 21,174.90* 35.70
Sales of livestock (N = 57) 19,537.20 27.62 26,333.30 32.04 12,741.10 21.50
Sales of cow milk (N = 37) 1,132.55 1.60 1,209.30 1.47 1,055.80 1.80
Sales of charcoal (N = 14) 5,057.50 7.15 3,536.40 4.30 6,578.60 11.10
Petty trade (N = 39) 10,178.20 14.39 10,076.90 12.26 10,279.50 17.30
Casual labour (N = 11) 5,227.30 7.39 5,227.30 6.36 5,227.30 8.80
Formal employment (N =20 ) 2,230.00 3.15 2,230.00 2.71 2,230.00 3.80
Total 70,739.3 100.00 82,191.40 100.00 59,287.20 100.00
  1. N, proportion of the sampled population. *Significant at 5%, two way t-test.