Moving Up, Moving Out

Project Team

This project expands on initial research on the impacts of livestock commercialization in pastoralist areas of Africa (Report: Livestock Exports from the Horn of Africa). It uses this research to explain how a mix of demographic trends, shifts in livestock ownership, and declining access to rangeland led to both a growing livestock export trade and increasing levels of destitution and humanitarian assistance.

Catley, A. and Aklilu, Y. (2013). Moving Up or Moving Out? Commercialization, Growth and Destitution in Pastoralist Areas. In: Catley, A., Lind, J. and Scoones, I. (eds.), Pastoralism and Development in Africa: Dynamic Change at the Margins (pp. 85-97). Routledge, Abingdon and New York. Available here.