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Table 2 Ranked options for herders and school-enrolled youth in order of preference

From: Paired comparison of visions for the future among young pastoralists and students in Samburu, Kenya

Overall preference Herders Students
1 (highest) All sons attend school All sons attend school
2 All daughters attend school All daughters attend school
3 Own mostly goats and sheep in your herd A healthy wildlife population
4 Work for a conservancy Work for a conservancy
5 Own mostly cows in your herd Own rooms that you can rent to others
6 Keep extra money in a bank Live in a house made from stone
7 Own rooms that you can rent to others Own your own plot
8 Purchase more livestock Never lose livestock to a predator
9 Live in a house made from stone Keep extra money in a bank
10 Own mostly camels in your herd Hire somebody to herd your livestock
11 Own your own plot Own mostly cows in your herd
12 A healthy wildlife population Own mostly camels in your herd
13 Hire somebody to herd your livestock Purchase more livestock
14 Graze freely wherever you want Own mostly goats and sheep in your herd
15 (lowest) Never lose livestock to a predator Graze freely wherever you want