Arid waste? Reassessing the value of dryland pastoralism

IIED Briefing
, 4 pages
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Published: June 2009
IIED Briefing Papers
Product code:17065IIED

East Africa harbours a huge hidden asset: its millions-strong herds of dryland livestock managed by pastoralists. Governments in the region see pastoralism as archaic and economically inefficient. This briefing reveals a very different picture. Capturing pastoralism's total economic value shows its immense potential to reduce poverty, manage the environment, promote sustainable development and build climate resilience.

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Hesse, C. and , J. (2009). Arid waste? Reassessing the value of dryland pastoralism. .
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