Catch-up TV: Toughest place to be a Farmer

Aired last night on BBC2, Devon based dairy Farmer Richard Gibson tries his hand at farming, Kenyan style.

British farmers have suffered from low milk prices and squeezed margins but it is nothing compared to the struggles of Richard’s host, village elder Lemerigichen. In recent years drought has decimated the herds in this region, forcing many Samburu off their land and into the poverty of local towns. Richard launches himself into an alien lifestyle – sleeping rough in the wilderness, drinking cow’s blood and digging and digging to find water.

Screen shot 2013-03-18 at 11.25.01                    The programme is available to watch via the BBC iPlayer until 31 March – click here to get to the programme page

You can read more about Richard here

 

 

 

 

External links are to BBC iPlayer and the BBC2 programme pages. Picture courtesy BBC2 website