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. The finger of blame has been pointed in numerous directions: to the changing climate, to environmental degradation, to overpopulation, to geopolitics and conflict, to aid agency failures, and more. But it is not all disaster and catastrophe. Many successful development efforts at ‘the margins’ often remain hidden, informal, sometimes illegal; and rarely in line with standard development prescriptions. If we shift our gaze from the capital cities to the regional centres and their hinterlands, then a very different perspective emerges. These are the places where pastoralists live. They have for centuries struggled with drought, conflict and famine. They are resourceful, entrepreneurial and innovative peoples. Yet they have been ignored and marginalised by the states that control their territory and the development agencies who are supposed to help them. This book argues that, while we should not ignore the profound difficulties of creating secure livelihoods in the Greater Horn of Africa, there is much to be learned from development successes, large and small.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars with an interest in development studies and human geography, with a particular emphasis on Africa. It will also appeal to development policy-makers and practitioners.

chapter 1|26 pages

Development at the Margins

Pastoralism in the Horn of Africa
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part I|55 pages

Resources and production

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chapter 3|10 pages

Rangeland Enclosures in Southern Oromia, Ethiopia

An innovative response or the erosion of common property resources?
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chapter 4|10 pages

Pastoralists and Irrigation in the Horn of Africa

Time for a rethink?
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chapter 5|14 pages

Counting The Costs

Replacing pastoralism with irrigated agriculture in the Awash Valley
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chapter 6|11 pages

Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa

What consequences for pastoralism?
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part II|45 pages

Commercialization and markets

chapter 7|13 pages

Moving Up or Moving Out?

Commercialization, growth and destitution in pastoralist areas
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chapter 9|11 pages

‘Responsible Companies’ and African Livestock-Keepers

Helping, teaching but not learning?
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Town Camels and Milk Villages

The growth of camel milk marketing in the Somali Region of Ethiopia
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part III|66 pages

Land and conflict

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chapter 14|13 pages

Squeezed from All Sides

Changing resource tenure and pastoralist innovation on the Laikipia Plateau, Kenya
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chapter 15|9 pages

Mobile Pastoralism and Land Grabbing in Sudan

Impacts and responses
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part IV|45 pages

Alternative livelihoods

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chapter 18|9 pages

Reaching Pastoralists with Formal Education

A distance-learning strategy for Kenya
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part V|9 pages


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