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Arid Waste? Reassessing the Value of Dryland Pastoralism

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Type: Working Paper
Author: Hesse, Ced; MacGregor, James
Date: 2009
Agency: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London
Series: IIED Briefing
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/6147
Sector: Grazing
Region: Africa
Subject(s): pastoralism
environmental economics
arid regions
Abstract: "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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