Pastoralism Specific Outputs & Resources

Research Projects

Publications & Other Outputs


Regional Policy Support


Regional Livestock and Pastoralism Policy Training

Policy Briefs

  1. Commodity-based Trade in Livestock Products: New Opportunities for Livestock Trade in the COMESA Region (PDF). May 2008.
  2. Hidden Value on the Hoof: Cross-Border Livestock Trade in Eastern Africa (PDF). February 2009.
  3. Income Diversification Among Pastoralists: Lessons for Policy Makers (PDF). March 2009.
  4. COMESA, Transboundary Animal Diseases and Marketing of Beef (PDF) September 2009.
  5. The COMESA Green Pass and Commodity-based Trade in Livestock Products (PDF) September 2009.
  6. Improving Trade in Livestock Commodities by COMESA – The Challenge of Animal Traceability (PDF) October 2009.
  7. Credible Certification for COMESA – Strategies and Tools (PDF) October 2009.
  8. Campaigning for the COMESA Green Pass for Livestock Commodities – Who and How? (PDF) October 2009.
  9. Sustainable Trade in Wildlife Commodities (PDF) November 2009.
  10. Farming Livestock for Export – What Needs to Change? (PDF) December 2009.
  11. Promoting Commodity-based Trade – Using the Equivalence Principle (PDF) January 2010.
  12. Solving the Problem of Residues in Livestock Commodities (PDF) February 2010.
  13. Modern, Mobile and Profitable: Assessing the Total Economic Value of Pastoralism (PDF) February 2010.
  14. Legislation to Support Cross-border Livestock Mobility (PDF) February 2010.*Download all the policy briefs in one document* (PDF).

Technical Briefing Papers

  1. Pastoralists, food security and disaster response: the use of “Preparedness Auditing” to strengthen contingency planning(PDF). May 2009.
  2. Trigger happy? Signals for timely humanitarian response in pastoralist areas (PDF). May 2009.


  •  We worked with IIED to develop the book Modern and Mobile, a contemporary review of pastoralism in Africa available as a free download from the IIED website