This Company Protects A Threatened African Cow By Turning Its Horn Into Housewares

As a member of Uganda’s Bahima tribe, Olivia Byanyima carries a deep reverence for the African An­­kole cow. “Our culture revolves around this animal,” she says. But in recent years the number of purebred Ankoles—known for their majestic horns and commanding presence—has dropped as farmers cross Ankoles with breeds that produce more milk. Researchers have predicted that Ankoles could be extinct by the middle of the century.

Byanyima, who moved to the U.S. in 2003, saw a chance to help. In 2014, she and social entrepreneur Shanley Knox founded Olivia Knox to create a luxury market for the horn, incentivizing farmers Read More

Source:: Fast Company

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