Pastoralism

Studies on the economic contributions of livestock in North and East Africa

cattle1Livestock is important to the economies of countries in Northern and Eastern Africa, and there has been a need to demonstrate this contribution. The FAO IGAD Livestock Policy Initiative has published a series of studies by Roy Behnke (together with co-authors) on the contribution of livestock to the national economies of four countries in the region: Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan and Uganda.

The Contribution of Livestock to the Kenyan Economy (pdf, external link)
Roy Behnke and David Muthami

The Contribution of Livestock to the Ethiopian Economy – Part II (pdf, external link)
Roy Behnke

The Contribution of Livestock to the Ethiopian Economy – Part I (pdf, external link)
Study Findings, Application of the Methodology in Ethiopia and Recommendations for Extension of the Programme
Roy Behnke

The Contribution of Livestock to the Sudanese Economy (pdf)
Roy Behnke and Hala Mohamed Osman

The Contribution of Livestock to the Ugandan Economy (pdf)
Roy Behnke and Margaret Nakirya

 

 

 

Further Reading

  • Pastoral Economic Growth and Development Policy Assessment, Ethiopia: Four papers related to pastoral economic growth and development in Ethiopia and commissioned by the Department for International Development (DfID) at the request of the Government of Ethiopia.
  1. Retrospective Assessment of Pastoral Policies in Ethiopia, 1991-2008
  2. Future Scenarios for Pastoral Development in Ethiopia, 2010-2025
  3. Policy Options for Pastoral Development in Ethiopia
  4. Policy Options for Pastoral Development in Ethiopia and Reaction from the Regions