Book Launch - Pastoralism and Development in Africa: Dynamic Change at the Margins
London House, Large Common Room, Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AB
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 andcatastrophe. 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.
Copies of the book will be available to buy at a discount at the event.
There are limited places available.To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, see http://bit.ly/pastoralism
Related Content - News & Blogs
BLOG: Land investments in Africa: It's all about responsible governance
by Sue Mbaya, Land Policy Initiative
BLOG: What does the International Year of Family Farming mean for women?
By Christine Okali
18 February 2014: China & Brazil in African Agriculture - news roundup
By Henry Tugendhat
BLOG: Nexus narratives – water politics in Asia
By Ian Scoones
Related Content - Research
Related Content - Events
Agricultural investment, gender and land in Africa
5 March 2014 - 7 March 2014
Protea Hotel Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
STEPS Centre and Future Agricultures Seminar: The politics of policy-making around pastoralism in Kenya
22 May 2013 13:00 to 14:30
IDS Room 221
STEPS Seminar: Boru Douthwaite on Using Theory of Change to Lever Change: Experience from the CGIAR
25 April 2013 13:00 to 14:30
Institute of Development Studies