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Pastoralism: good news from a troubled region

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Ian Scoones has blogged at The Huffington Post on pastoralism in the Horn of Africa - a sector marked by incredible creativity, diversity and rapid change.

"Where in the developing world do you see the growth of a $1 billion per annum export trade, the creation of export corridors, the flourishing of the private sector, the expansion of towns with the inflow of investment, and the emergence of a class of entrepreneurs commanding a profitable market, and generating employment and other business opportunities; and all of this driven without a reliance on external development aid?"

The book Pastoralism and development in Africa: Dynamic change at the margins, which includes contributions from Future Agricultures Consortium members, is out now from Routledge.

Read and comment at the Huffington Post

 

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