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Securing pastoralism in East and West Africa: protecting and promoting livestock mobility. Karamojong Cluster 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 amongst the herding groups of the Karamojong cluster (in an area comprising northeast Uganda, northwest Kenya, southwest Ethiopia and southern Sudan).

The methodology involved a review of the literature, supplemented with brief interviews with key informants as well as small country studies in Kenya (Shadrack Omondi) and Uganda (Michael Wantsusi).

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.

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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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Supporting pastoral mobility in East and West Africa

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