Future of Pastoralism

Book: Pastoralism and Development: Dynamic Change at the Margins


Pastoralism book cover

This book gives a view of ‘development at the margins’ in the pastoral areas of the Horn of Africa. Edited by Andy Cutley, Jeremy Lind and Ian Scoones, Pastoralism and Development In Africa highlights innovation and entrepreneurialism, cooperation and networking and diverse approaches which are rarely in line with standard development prescriptions. Through 20 detailed empirical chapters, the book highlights diverse pathways of development, going beyond the standard ‘aid’ and ‘disaster’ narratives.


The book is part of the STEPS Centre’s Pathways to Sustainability book series.


Pastoralism and Development in Africa: Dynamic Change at the Margins
Earthscan / Routledge, July 2012
Paperback, £24.95 GBP

About the Conference

The Future of Pastoralism Conference was an international conference held in Addis Ababa on 21-23 March 2011.

The future of pastoralism in Africa is uncertain and radical changes are affecting Pastoralist areas in terms of access to resources, options for mobility and opportunities for marketing. These changes bring new possibilities for making pastoralist livelihoods stronger but many questions remain about the sustainability of these changes: Is there opportunity for a productive, vibrant, market-oriented livelihood system or will pastoralist areas remain a backwater of underdevelopment, marginalisation and severe poverty? How can pastoralist ‘drop-outs’ be supported after they leave the livelihood but continue to interact with the livestock sector?

These web pages contain many of the contributions made at the conference. These include

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Delegates discuss the future of pastoralism
Delegates discuss the future of pastoralism
January 12, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism
Plenary presentations and delegates reflections on pastoralism's future.