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Review of the legislative and institutional environment governing livestock mobility in East and West Africa

Nat Dyer

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This is one of a series of desk reviews produced as part of the project ‘Securing Pastoralism in East and West Africa: Protecting and Promoting Livestock Mobility’.

It summaries the legislative and institutional environment governing livestock mobility East and West Africa, at the local, national, regional and continental levels, with a specific focus on nine countries (Chad, Ethiopia, Niger, Nigeria, Somaliland, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Mali and Mauritania).

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Livestock mobility is crucial for ensuring high livestock productivity, market access and building prosperous and peaceful societies in the drylands. IIED and partners documented a number of successful initiatives to facilitate mobility and experimented with scenario planning to help empower pastoralists and allow them to influence decisions on policy or resource allocation.

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