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Missing the point in the Horn: Pastoralism is the answer, not the question

by Portal Web Editor last modified Mar 22, 2013 10:06 AM IUCN
Missing the point in the Horn: Pastoralism is the answer, not the question

In the current food crisis context in the Horn of Africa, media and economic experts are accusing pastoralism of being an ineffective livelihood that is periodically subjected to similar crises. But all evidence points to mobile pastoralism as being part of the solution – not part of the problem – to a crisis that was predictable and predicted. Investments in drylands by government and international aid have to be reoriented, taking into account local ecological conditions as well as local capacities.

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