This video is about African Rift Valley Program of The Christensen Fund. It shows a diversity of peoples and livelihoods in Southern Ethiopia and Northern Kenya.
The northern section of the Great African Rift Valley is the fertile connecting point of the Mediterranean, African and Western Asian biogeographic regions and civilizations. Montane forests here support Eurasian butterflies; farmers grow unique barleys; and ancient caravan routes connect peoples and famous markets governed by traditional systems. The birthplace of humanity, the Rift Valley of East Africa has served as a crucial refugia of biodiversity and human societies for thousands of years, including through Africa's last great period of drying climate change.