New Book: PASTORALISM AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA: Dynamic Change at the Margins


Edited by Andy Catley, Jeremy Lind and Ian Scoones

Once again, the Horn of Africa has been in the headlines. And once again the news has  been bad: drought, famine, conflict, hunger, suffering and death. But the region is not characterised by disaster and catastrophe. If we shift our gaze from the capital cities
to the regional centres and their hinterlands where pastoralists live, then a very different perspective of dynamic change at the margins emerges.

‘Pastoralism and Development in Africa’ reveals a booming livestock export trade; a flourishing private sector; growing investment and expanding towns; and the emergence of a class of entrepreneurs commanding a profitable market. Through twenty detailed empirical chapters, the book highlights diverse pathways of development, going beyond the standard ‘aid’ and ‘disaster’ narratives.

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