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Modern and Mobile: the future of livestock production in Africa’s drylands

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This book is about the critical role mobile livestock keeping plays in the economic prosperity of Africa’s drylands.

Across East and West Africa an estimated 50 million livestock producers support their families, their communities, and a massive meat, skins and hides industry based on animals that are fed solely on natural dryland pastures. Where other land use systems are failing in the face of global climate change, mobile livestock keeping, or pastoralism, is generating huge national and regional economic benefits.

Full citation

IIED and SOS Sahel. 2010. Modern and Mobile: the future of livestock production in Africa’s drylands. London: IIED. http://pubs.iied.org/pdfs/12565IIED.pdf

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