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Recognising the role and value of pastoralism and pastoralists

Sous-titre : Number 1
Type de publication :
Document / Papier de position
Auteur :
CELEP
Année de publication : 2017
Pays : Monde
Langue(s) : Anglais
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Présentation du document

This policy brief from the Coalition of European Lobbies on Eastern African Pastoralism (CELEP) gives numerous values of pastoralism, indirect and direct, in order to support this practice in the drylands of Eastern Africa.

[Authors’ summary: We, the Coalition of European Lobbies on Eastern African Pastoralism (CELEP), regard pastoralism as a rational and economically viable land-use system able to generate significant returns in the dryland areas of Eastern Africa. Widespread misunderstanding about pastoralism has left it often under protected, undervalued and an unintended victim of uninformed policies. However, this livelihood system, which evolved as an adaptive strategy to be able to thrive in some of the world’s harshest regions, is ideally suited to the climatic and economic uncertainties of our turbulent century. Informed and supportive policies need to be developed and implemented to realise the tremendous potential of pastoralism.

Several direct and indirect values of this land-use system add up to a significant total economic value (TEV) of pastoralism.]

Table of content:

  1. Direct values of pastoralism
    • Economic values
    • Subsistence and livelihood values for up to 20 million people in Eastern Africa
    • Human capital values
  2. Indirect values of pastoralism
    • Economic input values
    • Environmental values
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