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The Boma

Welcome to ‘The Boma’—a podcast about livestock in the developing world—the cattle, camels, sheep, goats, pigs and poultry—that provide billions of people with nutrition, income, resources and livelihoods.

How can small-scale livestock systems be sustainable, as well as profitable? How can farmers help protect the environment? In what ways does livestock health impact human health? Check out The Boma to hear diverse perspectives on some of the hottest topics debated today and dive deep into the best and latest scientific research on livestock and development.

The Boma is named after the Swahili word for the traditional circular thorn bush enclosures of East Africa, built to hold livestock and keep them safe from predators. Like a boma, each episode encircles something precious—in the case of our podcast, it is a mix of stories and conversations located at the intersections of livestock, climate change, epidemics, hunger, gender inequality, and more.

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​The Boma is currently hosted by Annabel Slater. Previous presenters include Princeton-in-Africa Fellows Brenda Coromina, Elliot Carleton and Tim Offei-Addo.


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