This paper consolidates a set of case studies which document how pastoralists plan land and resource use in pastoral and agro-pastoral areas of Ethiopia. These case studies are drawn from the regional states of Afar, Somali, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples (SNNP), Oromia, and Gambella.
There is growing evidence of escalating wildlife losses worldwide. Extreme wildlife losses have recently been documented for large parts of Africa, including western, Central and Eastern Africa. Here, we report extreme declines in wildlife and contemporaneous increase in livestock numbers in Kenya rangelands between 1977 and 2016.
Grazing exclosures are a cost-effective means of restoring or enhancing the productivity of communal lands in Ethiopia. An extension of the traditional practice of excluding grazing from communal areas to enable regeneration of vegetation, exclosures provide much needed livelihood and environmental benefits.
The objective of the present study was to assess the behaviour of people in milk
production and consumption using qualitative methods. Further, the study involved
the microbiological quality and safety assessment of milk and traditional dairy
products along milk value chains. The investigation involved largely women given
Ethiopia has high prevalence of clinical and subclinical mastitis in different livestock
species and production systems and these contribute substantially to poor
productivity in affected herds. Thus far, studies have focused on identification of
microbial pathogens and associated risk factors for mastitis. However, relatively little
Integrated Landscape Approaches for Africa’s Drylands presents emerging findings on the importance of moving beyond single-sector interventions to embrace integrated landscape management that takes into account the health of the ecosystems that support human livelihoods and contribute to the resilience of rural communities in Sub-Saharan African drylands.