Information for G03033
Securing pastoralism in East and West Africa: protecting and promoting livestock mobility. Somaliland/Somali Region Desk Review
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’. Its focus is livestock mobility in Somaliland and the Somali National Regional State (SNRS) of Ethiopia (also known as the Somali region). These areas share a similar ecology and have strong economic, political and social ties. References are made to relevant experiences elsewhere in Ethiopia and in other Somali-speaking parts of the Horn of Africa, but these were not the specific focus of the study.
The desk review focused on two issues:
1. The context affecting livestock mobility.
2. The work of key development and research actors involved in promoting livestock mobility.
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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Supporting pastoral mobility in East and West Africa