Livestock mobility in Chad: desk review

As part of the project “Securing Pastoralism in East and West Africa: Protecting and Promoting Livestock Mobility”, a desk review was made on pastoralism in Chad. Livestock mobility is important in this country for both seasonal transhumance and for access to domestic and international markets. The study focuses on the former. It gives a brief overview of the nature of pastoralism in Chad and how livestock mobility is changing. It analysis the institutional context affecting livestock mobility and gives an overview of the work of key development actors in promoting this. Finally, it indicates the main issues that need to be addressed: improving livestock marketing, supportive land and decentralisation policy and legislation, promoting peaceful co-existence, making the economic argument for pastoralism and strengthening pastoral civil society.

Posted on 30 September 2012 in Pastoralism & Mobility, Pastoralism & Natural Resources, Pastoralism, Policy & Power, Value of Pastoralism