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Pasoralism economic and development policy

The role of agricultural production and food policy in achieving broad development goals. Covering food security, land issues, food prices, gender, extension, the right to food and the role of technology and innovation.

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Alternative investment strategies for increasing resilience in the Horn of Africa
D. Headey; A. S. Taffesse; L. You / International Food Policy Research Institute 2012
This discussion paper seeks to explore alternative investment options with the aim of enhancing resilience in the Horn of Africa. Climate change, conflict, drought and increasing populations are leading many to pessimistic conclusions...
Policies to address pastoralists impacted by climate change
Oxfam 2008
This paper analyses the policies required to enable pastoralist communities to cope with the impact of climate change.  Although pastoralism makes a significant contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP) in many...
Can small livestock producers compete with larger-scale farms?: evidence from Brazil, India, the Philippines and Thailand
C.,L. Delgado; C.,A. Narrod; M.,M. Tiongco / International Food Policy Research Institute 2008
Livestock are among the few commodities that smallholder farmers widely produce that are growing rapidly in demand, and thus the interest for poverty alleviation is strong. However, there are signs that smallholders may ultimately be ...
How have China's development policies impacted Tibeten pastoralists?
M. Foggin / Plateau Perspectives 2008
Tibetan grasslands constitute one of the most important grazing ecosystems in the world and encompass the source areas of many major Asian rivers. While a variety of government policies have been applied in recent years to protect the...
What is the future of pastoralism in Ethiopia?
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs 2007
Ethiopia has Africa’s largest livestock population, with over 60% of its land area is semi-arid lowland, dominated by the livestock economy. In December 2006, Ethiopians from the Federal and Regional governments and from traditi...
Drought response in Ethiopia: towards more timely, appropriate interventions
S. Pantuliano; M. Wekesa / Overseas Development Institute 2008
This study provides an overview of the timing, appropriateness and efficacy of interventions in response to the drought that affected the pastoral lowlands of Ethiopia in 2005/2006. It identifies mechanisms to initiate more timely and...
Protecting pastoralists' livelihoods: lessons from Ngorongoro, Tanzania
N. Kipuri; C. Sørensen / International Institute for Environment and Development 2008
Recent years have seen pastoralist communities in Tanzania becoming increasingly impoverished and vulnerable, due to  livestock diseases, drought, fluctuating market prices and unfavourable policies. This paper discusses strategi...
Managing animal genetic diversity for sustainable development: a global analysis
B. Rischkowsky (ed); D. Pilling (ed) / Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2007
Drawing on 169 Country Reports, contributions from a number of international organisations and twelve specially commissioned thematic studies, this report presents an analysis of the state of agricultural biodiversity in the livestock...
Can better policies help poor livestock producers?
A. Catley / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2008
As global demand for meat and milk increases, many policies focus on promoting international trade in livestock and livestock products. How does this affect the community-based livestock services that poor people use, and who will ben...
Tenure security has improved but other problems could further marginalise pastoralists
C. Hesse; B. Thebaud / International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs 2006
Guinea, Mauritania, Mali, and Burkina Faso have all passed specific legislation in support of pastoralism. This paper reports that while some of these laws provide an improved framework for the management of rangelands and greater ten...