Regional pastoral livestock trade and trends in the Horn of Africa
Please note earlier starting time of 4pm
The pastoral livestock trade in the Horn of Africa is highly dynamic. Animals are traded and moved within countries, across national borders and beyond the region for export – principally to the Middle East. The livestock trade is fluid, with changes in the direction of market flows. It is subject to movement or export bans, a shifting policy environment, and risks associated with droughts, diseases and conflicts. I aim to highlight most recent activities in the region’s pastoral livestock sector pertaining to livestock exports, particularly focusing on Ethiopia, Kenya and Somaliland. While livestock export activities in Ethiopia and Somaliland receive national attention, these initiatives are being nurtured at the newly-created county administrative levels in Kenya’s northern pastoral areas where they are perceived as pathways for demarginalization.
Date: 22 May 2018, 16:00 (Tuesday, 5th week, Trinity 2018)
Venue: 13 Bevington Road, 13 Bevington Road OX2 6NB
Venue Details: Africa Studies Centre seminar room
Speaker: Hussein Abdullahi Mahmoud (Technical University of Mombasa)
Organising department: Centre for African Studies
Organiser: Jason Mosley (University of Oxford)
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Part of: Northeast Africa Forum seminar series
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Public
Editor: Jason Mosley